About the artist:
From his Bournemouth studio, Michael produces powerful and evocative paintings of sea, coast and mountains. He describes himself as part of an art movement termed “involuntaryism.” This approach encourages the artist to totally immerse himself in the spirit and feel of a place often staying on site for days and observing and deeply imbuing the mood it emits.
Back at the studio he “regurgitates” this experience on canvas, where a subconscious link between hand and mind is generated. Paint and gravity are in command. The result produces a strong visceral impact on the viewer. These are indeed confident and exciting works on a scale that places the viewer “on the spot emotionally.”
Michael produces extraordinary large canvasses which his studio, a converted Victorian Gymnasium with its light and space, presents to superb effect. These he complements with an ongoing selection of mid-sized and smaller works. We are happy to arrange viewings by appointment to view the larger paintings.
You can see images of several of them here, those marked with an asterisk.
Michael Sole was educated at Blundell’s School in Devon and received a BA in Fine Art from Wimbledon College of Art in 2006. He has received a plethora of awards, including The Art Club Charitable Trust Award at the Mall Galleries and “Young Artist of the Year” two years running at the annual show of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. He has had numerous solo shows in London, France and Miami.