"Painting for me is recapturing the experience of seeing, without being too literal-minded about what that experience is or means"

Michael Alford is a British figurative artist known for an expressive painting style that fuses classical technique with a modern sensibility. He lives and works in London.


Michael’s varied body of work reflects his interest in a range of different subjects and ways of seeing. He paints powerful contemporary cityscapes, street scenes and landscapes through the eyes of a passionate traveller. His paintings of figures and nudes are sought after for their combination of fine draughtsmanship, acute observation and sense of drama. A sensitive portraitist, Michael is frequently commissioned to paint individuals and groups. He is also a muralist and war artist.

Prizes
2017  ROI Annual Exhibition Stanley Grimm Prize
2004  Green & Stone Prize
2003  Primaluce Mural Festival Prize, Lodi, Italy
2000  Agnes Reeve Memorial Prize

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2019  Wimbledon Fine Art
2016  Panter & Hall, Nudes
2016  Wimbledon Fine Art
2012  Highgate Contemporary Art
2010  Royal Geographical Society, Afghan Paintings
2009  Duncan Campbell
2008  Duncan Campbell
2007  Duncan Campbell
2006  Nevill Gallery, Canterbury

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019  Chelsea Art Society, Ebb & Flow
2019  Panter & Hall, Five British Impressionists
2019  Panter & Hall, We Are 20
2019  Richard Hagen Gallery, Summer Show
2019  Royal Institute of Oil Painters
2018  Thompson’s Metropolis
2017  Panter & Hall, Three British Impressionists
2017  Royal Institute of Oil Painters
2016  Chloe Fine Art, San Francisco
2015  Jerram Gallery, Winter Show
2014  Panter & Hall, Tradition
2013  Medici Gallery
2012  Enid Lawson Gallery
2011  Blackheath Gallery
2009  Bucranio Arte, Italy
2008  Chelsea Art Society Exhibition
2007  Highgate Fine Art
2006  Collins & Hastie
2005  Kings Road Gallery
2003  El Claustre, Girona
2000  SF MOMA, Fort Mason, San Francisco