“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.
Objects and props, theatrical lighting and the hint of hidden narratives mark an evolution in Michael Alford’s approach to painting the female nude. A new show at Panter and Hall’s Pall Mall gallery showcases his insights into creating scenes that blend the artificial and the natural with dramatic impact.
Michael Alford talks about the painterly choices behind his new collection of musician paintings at the Red Rag Gallery, Bath. He explains his fascination for depicting artists engaged in the act of performance—and reveals his musical crushes, the groups he dreams of painting one day.
How Michael Alford and other war artists carry on the British tradition of creating art in conflict zones.
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.