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The Battle of Germany by Paul Nash, 1944 Feature Image: Wire by Paul Nash, 1918The 2017 Tate Britain retrospective of the work of Paul Nash (1889-1946) revealed an artist of diverse talents. Known for his expressive landscapes, Nash also produced prints, textiles,...
Eastbound, Piccadilly: “The human element gives a painting, and a city, its life.”
Michael Alford talks painting technique, his obsession with London and the artistic choices behind his award-winning painting.
Michael Alford discusses the process of planning and making a bespoke dining room mural for a special family home in London.
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. Now, with vaccinations thankfully on the rise and the world beginning to open up to travel, painter Michael Alford celebrates a return to life and optimism with a solo exhibition at Wimbledon Fine Arts. This show of new work includes cityscapes, landscapes and a series of Michael’s oil sketches, shown in public for the first time. In this commentary, Michael discusses the inspiration behind the paintings and describes the special artistic challenges—and unforeseen opportunities—afforded by this unprecedented time.
Michael Alford paints in the Duddon Estuary' "These views have timeless appeal."What has it been like for you, working during the Covid period? There weren’t many physical restrictions on me, luckily. Several commissions and exhibitions fell through at the very...
“Michael Alford is one of that group of painters for whom the sensation of oil under the brush is important. His particular magic is that this joy in the handling of paint remains clearly evident in the finished picture.” David Buckman
“The attraction to painting nudes is that it’s so difficult to get it right. You need correct draughtsmanship, colour, tone. You have to understand anatomy, even though you’re not really painting it.” — Michael Alford
Michael Alford speaks to Louisa Baumgärtel from the online art magazine Singulart and answers her questions about his early work, artistic inspirations and what compels him to paint cityscapes.
Michael Alford's work will be among the paintings on show in the Autumn Exhibition at The Richard Hagen Gallery. Selected cityscapes by Michael will hand alongside works by David Curtis, Julie Smith, Jean B Martin, Catriona Campbell, Jonathan Pike and...