Hampshire & Isle of Wight Art Scenes – Paintings, Commissions and Prints

Artist: Michael Walsh A.S.G.F.A

Artist: Michael Walsh A.S.G.F.A

Bournemouth Pier Hampshire Helter Skelter Fairground Painting

Art Medium: Acrylic
Image Size: 24″ x 20″
Original Painting: SOLD
Painting and Calligraphy Commissions Welcome

This Hampshire Art is by an artist from the Surrey Artists Website

Surrey Artists Website

Contact The Artist

Michael Walsh SGFA

Professional Artist & Sessional Tutor

Fine Drawing and Painting (including Portraits),
Presentation Bindings and Calligraphy

‘Dorbay’ 179 Cuxton Road, Rochester, Kent. ME2 2NJ

Phone: 01634 718739
Please mention the Surrey Artists website
Email: michael@walshsands.com
General Art Portfolio, including Botanical Illustrations, Calligraphy, Landscapes & Portraits: www.micalart.co.uk
Orchid Studies & Limited Edition Prints: www.walshsands.com

Gallery of Hampshire Art by Surrey & Sussex Artists

For more work by these artists, see their portfolios on the Surrey Artists and Sussex Artists websites

About The Artist

“Born in what was the British Protectorate of Aden in South Yemen in 1955. The love of painting, drawing and the beauty of the written word has dominated my life. My professional career began in corporate design leading to exhibition and interior design, culminating in my own design practice in the early eighties.

The spiritual aspect of humanity is a strong influence in my life, and as a result I entered the Benedictine monastery of Quarr Abbey for several years, where I was introduced to bookbinding and the restoration of books. Since leaving monasticism I have continued to develop fine painting, calligraphy and bookbinding.
The love of blending colour and texture in painting, the use of line in drawing, the beauty of the written word in calligraphy and the three dimensional aspect of bookbinding, bring together elements that compliment each other well.

The majority of my work is through commissions, supported by solo and joint exhibitions.”

Varied Fine Art Painting & Drawing Categories

These include Architectural, Garden, Botanical, Portraiture and General – The selection on this site gives an indication of the varied work of the artist. More can be seen on his two websites (see the links above).

“Reference for my work is either from life, photographs or a combination of both, whichever the occasion demands. Often many commissions are gifts and therefore a surprise, or maybe circumstances do not permit, so working with the subject matter is not all ways possible. In such cases a selection of images of the same subject is always a great help.

I use various media; oils, watercolour, pastel, acrylic, inks and pencil (monochrome). I enjoy texture in my work wherever possible along with detail and tend to be traditional in my approach. Commissions for some clients have been strongly impressionist and or using vivid colour allowing freedom in colour and form.”


Associate of the Society of Graphic Fine Art (The Drawing Society)

Websites For Artists

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Art WebsiteTestimonials

"Having tried a “do-it-yourself “ website construction, with horrible results, a friend recommended Chris.
I have been more than happy with the website he designed for me, and it has had a lot of positive reaction.
He has just produced a shiny new version, which is even better!"

David Whitson

Art Website by Hampshire & Surrey Artists

"Dear Chris,
We are delighted with our art website. In addition to all the items we requested, you have added many artistic details that really enhanced the site.
We would also like to thank you for your patience, explaining and talking us through all the concepts we did not understand.
It has also been reassuring knowing that you are on the end of the phone ready to answer our queries as they arise.
It has been a pleasure working with you.

Best regards."

Derek and Diane Cooke

Art Website by Surrey Artists

"This is the second website that Chris and Colette from Surrey Artists have designed for me and I am delighted with the result. They put in an amazing amount of work collating a large amount of detail to ensure my paintings are professionally displayed.
The finished website has already attracted a large number of serious enquiries some of which have been converted"

David Harmer

Art Website by Surrey Artists