“I painted the majority of the cityscapes in this show during the late winter/early spring of 2023. I favour this transitional time of year for scenes of London because the quality of light is interesting to me. The low sun produces unexpected shadows and points where objects catch the light. The changeable weather — sudden showers, fine drizzle, mist — adds a degree of mystery to familiar places and prospects. It helps me see them afresh.” Michael Alford
Paintings inspired by home, paintings inspired by travel. The cityscapes, city scenes, beach scenes and travel paintings in Michael Alford’s latest solo exhibition provide a glimpse into the varied life and limitless curiosity of a painter at large in the world.
Thinking of commissioning a painting? Here’s a step-by-step description of what to expect when you commission a bespoke work from Michael Alford.
“I enjoy doing commissions,” says Michael Alford. “There’s an opportunity to give the client what they really want. Often they’ve had a certain idea in mind for years by the time they come to me. It feels good to finally make it real for them.”
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Michael Alford talks painting technique, his obsession with London and the artistic choices behind his award-winning painting.
The pandemic disrupted all of our lives in different ways. Michael Alford celebrates a return to life and optimism with a solo exhibition at Wimbledon Fine Arts featuring landscapes, cityscapes, city scenes and travel paintings.