Portsoy Harbour


Mike Hall graduated from Manchester College of Art. He completed his postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Art in London.

Michael established his reputation in film and television design in the 1970’s and 1980’s. During this time he also undertook various painting commissions.

Mike currently teaches painting classes in rural France and has shown in various galleries across the UK. 

Mike’s work is regularly exhibited and sold at the Affordable Art Fairs in Battersea London and Hampstead Park London. His work is in private collections in New York and Los Angeles USA, Germany, France and Australia, plus in Scotland and the Home Counties of England.

Artist Statement

“My career in Film and Television design enabled me to travel extensively in Europe and the West Indies.

During these projects I was able to draw and paint many of the locations.

These works became studies of the light and atmosphere of the architecture and landscape in different parts of the world. Many of the original sketches and drawings have been converted into full paintings in my studio.

This has given me the opportunity to use more complex painting methods to explore the visual and emotional memories through the use of colour, light and atmosphere.

My work often explores the emotional response to interiors that are not occupied and yet have the mark of human presence.”

Mike’s subjects are both narrative and autobiographical. A natural fusion of still life and landscape can often be seen with a view through a window.  Mike has drawn inspiration from several artists including Bonnard, Matisse and Vuillard.

Dimensions 30 × 35 cm

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