a photo of artist Michael Statham as a young boy

Michael
Statham who?

I’m an abstract landscape artist based in, and inspired by, the rolling hills of Derbyshire. I work from my garden studio where I create art that captures a feeling of spontaneity through the application of intuitive mark making. The shapes and lines that accumulate while painting give an impression of a landscape, a sense of the space,  rather than a precise reproduction of it.

Landscapes are full of texture, colour, chaos, spirit and emotion. These are elements that I try to capture in my work. It’s the application of the paint that creates the form

My process begins by taking cues from the landscape directly or from using photography and found images as a starting point. Each piece is created with pride and passion, and is as individual and unique as the landscape that inspired it.

I work with a combination of oil paint, oil bars and acrylic mediums, as well as using a selection of unconventional tools such as wall scrapers, sticks and occasionally an old nail.

“Landscapes are full of texture, colour, chaos, spirit and emotion. These are elements that I try to capture in my work. It’s the application of the paint that creates the form”. 

In 2019/20 I recorded a limited series podcast called ‘the studiOH! podcast’ which has received favourable reviews. You can to listen to ‘The StudiOH! poPodcast on Apple podcasts here.

In 2020, in response to the Artist Support Pledge on Instagram, I began to create a series of abstract landscapes painted on Antique and Vintage postcards. These small, affordable pieces of work have proved to be very successful. To date, I have sold over three hundred of these to art collectors from across the globe. You can read more about the project here. And you can buy your own on Etsy here.

Although I do occasionally exhibit, I sell mainly online and all available paintings are listed for sale on Etsy. I regularly release a limited number of paintings for sale and if you wish to get early notification of these please subscribe to my newsletter using the form below. You’ll also receive a 10% discount of your first original art work.

My work has sold to collectors from all over the world including the UK, USA, France, Holland, Belgium and Australia.

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Recent Exhibitions:

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Exhibited at Linden Hall Studio’s
winter show 2018 -19 and 2019 – 20

THE OLD LOCK UP GALLERY

exhibited at the Old Lock Up Galleryinaugural  Summer Show 2019
and at the Secret Postcard Show 2019
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Shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Show 2018.

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Exhibited at Linden Hall Studio’s winter show
2018-19 and 2019 -20

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Shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer show 2018

THE OLD LOCK 

UP GALLERY

exhibited at the Old Lock Up Gallery inaugural  Summer Show 2019 and at the Secret Post Card show 2019.

Some of my screen print work – The Pantheon series depicting Ares, Hades, Medusa and Poseidon – was used in a feature in the May 2019 edition of Country Homes and Interiors (UK edition).

See the print archive for more information about my screenprint work.

prints by Artist Michael Statham in May 2019 country homes and interiors magazine
prints by Artist Michael Statham in May 2019 country homes and interiors magazine
A framed acrylic landscape sketch by artist Michael Statham
A framed acrylic landscape sketch by artist Michael Statham