Michael Fitzgerald studied art at Winchester and Wimbledon, studying under tutors including Valerie Thornton, William Crozier, Patrick Heron and John Elwin-Davis.
His painting starts from drawings moving through a particular landscape. Mike says “I know a painting is starting to work when I can visually travel through it and I can sense the experience I felt when I was there.”
The images that emerge have a strong sensation of ‘Spirit of Place’ – the perception that a site has many layers of human experience laid down into its fabric: the feeling that we are here in this place now, but many have passed before leaving their imprint. This is Mike’s inspiration.Back to Gallery Artists
Track to the Farm Cranborne Chase. Oil on Canvas. H60 W80cm.