“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
“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 is pleased to announce his upcoming show at Wimbledon Fine Art. This major exhibition of over 30 new works includes examples of the artist’s trademark nudes and London cityscapes as well as seasonal beach scenes. A unique series of plein air oil sketches, painted exclusively for this show, highlight views of Wimbledon Common and The Village.