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BIOGRAPHY

Michael Sanders is an artist whose paintings capture the ever-changing light and colour of landscapes that inspire him. His work evokes the feeling and mood of a subject, whether it is a lone figure on the windswept marshes of North Norfolk, or a bicycle resting against a crumbling sun-baked wall in the Mediterranean.

He paints large-scale, mixed media canvasses, which are both tactile and atmospheric. Often, the inclusion of a small figure gives a sense of scale to the scene and the viewer can relate to the mood - sometimes reflective, or uplifting and bright.

Michael's paintings depict the seasons and the ever-changing colours of the sea, sky and light. His work uses light and colours to reflect the diverse moods of nature.

Using oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolour and collage in mixed media techniques he says: 'I am never happier than when painting in the sanctuary of my studio, alone with my thoughts, paints and the backdrop of gentle music to help me along. I don't know how many paintings I've sold in my life, but its many hundreds – all of them finding their owners and a home in every corner of every continent. The wealth of experience I have gained from painting and exhibiting all over the world is something that money can't buy.'

PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE:

Medici Fine Art (cards); Letterbox designs (cards); In the Picture (Limited Edition Prints); Solomon & Whitehead Giuld Prints; Colour House Graphics; Rosensteils House Graphics; Prime Arts;

Sky Blue Digital; Hallmark Cards

COMMISSIONS INCLUDE:

Westley Middle School, Bury St Edmunds - 21 years commemorative mural

EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE:

1983 Alby Crafts, Norfolk

1984, 85, 86 Picturecraft Gallery, Holt (two man exhibitions)

1987 Picturecraft Gallery, Holt (solo exhibition)

1989 Mandells Gallery, Norwich

1990,91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, Mandells Gallery, Norwich (solo exhibitions)

1989, 91, 93, 94, The Roland Goslett Gallery, Richmond

1989 The Ringstead Gallery, Norfolk

1989, 91, 92, 94, 95, 97, 98, 99 The Westcliff Gallery, Sheringham, Norfolk

1989 East Anglian Artists Exhibition, the Fermoy Centre, Kings Lynn

1990, 91, 92 Mandells Gallery, Jersey

1990, 94 Mandells Gallery, Isle of Man

1990, 98 The Eaton Gallery, London

1991, 92, The Hallam Gallery, Belgravia, London

1991 The Phoenix Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk

1992 The Century Galleries, Henley-on-Thames

1992, 94, 95, 2006 Thompson`s Gallery, London & Aldeburgh

1993 The Rotunda Gallery, The Neilson Hays Library, Bangkok (solo exhibition)

1995 John Campbell Gallery, London

1996, 97, 98, 99 John Campbell Gallery, London (solo exhibition)

1997 Mall Galleries ROI

Aarts Masters, St Paul de Vence and Monte Carlo

2000, 01, 06 Clifton Gallery, Bristol (two man exhibition)

Grande Bastide, France

2002, 03, 04, 05 Baron Art, Norfolk (solo exhibition)

2002 Geharts Café, Monaco

2004 John Nootes Gallery (two man exhibition)

2005 John Allen Fine Art, Norwich

Valbonne, France (solo exhibition)

2006 National Trust Gallery, Trellissik

Great Atlantic Gallery, Falmouth

The Round House Gallery, Sennen

Gallery Tresco, Isles of Scilly

The Lander Gallery, Truro

The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

Located at 3 Seymour Place