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Michael Porter RWA.


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Michael Porter was born 1948 in Derbyshire, a county renowned for its rugged natural beauty. As a child he made the most of his surroundings by walking and climbing in the dales. Michael completed both undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Chelsea School of Art and finished his academic training as a Fellow in Fine Art at Gloucestershire College of Art. From 1974 he worked in the same studio in Hackney, East London until his move to Cornwall in 1997.

Michael's work has been regularly exhibited in museums and contemporary galleries in London, Europe and America. Michael has been awarded "The National Gallery Artist in residence", "The Lorne Award London University", "The Odin Award RWA" and an Honorary doctorate from Derby University. For the past 20 years he has worked exclusively from the landscape. Michael always uses locations that he has been familiar with over long periods of time as the paintings incorporate both time past and time present.

Michael Porter


2013 Course Details

Contemporary Landscape Techniques

17-19th June 2013

£315 Day Attendance

£570 Residential

Suitable for intermediate


This three day course is designed for students wishing to express their own response to landscape through the use of a variety of painting materials and innovative techniques. Students are asked to bring elements of the landscapes which fascinate them, for example a conker, mushroom or foliage; as a starting point for the workshop sessions.

Michael will guide students through the use of photographs, sketches and source material to interpret the landscape ‘evidence’ and creating unconventional approaches to nature. Paint and medium will be provided.

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