"Michael Praed went his own way, and became emblematic of the Cornish art scene"- Alex Wade, Cornwall Today
Michael Praed was born in Cornwall in 1941 and studied art locally at the Penzance and Falmouth Schools of Art. He taught painting and drawing in Penzance for nearly thirty years before leaving to concentrate full-time on his own artwork.
Michael's paintings of the Cornish coastline, ports and fishing boats have a distinctive personal style and are instantly recognisable and well loved by many. The strong, architectural lines often that often pervade the work evoke those that are omnipresent in the granite cliffs and harbours of Penwith, and provide a stark yet beautiful contrast to his softer brush strokes and colour palette.
Michael's paintings have been exhibited widely in the UK and abroad for over forty years. He has held solo shows in London and across continental Europe to critical acclaim. He is a member of the Penwith Society of Artists and a former Chairman of the Newlyn Society of Artists.
TO SUBMIT WORK TO THE SUMMERHOUSE GALLERY
Here at The Summerhouse we love to support both established and new, up and coming artists with an affinity to Cornwall. We do recieve a very large volume of submissions, and although we take care to view every artists work, it is very difficult to discuss work with every single artist who gets in touch.
Please send us a selection of work which you feel best represents you, along with an artists statement and a list of other galleries which represent your work if applicable. You can email this to email@example.com or post to our address, with contact details (email or telephone) which we can reach you via should your application be successful.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Christmas period opening hours are as follows:
Saturday 23rd: 10-4pm
Sunday 24th: CLOSED
Monday 25th: CLOSED
Tuesday 26th: CLOSED
Weds 27th - Friday 29th: 10.30 -5pm
Saturday 30th: 10-4pm
Sunday 31st: 10-1pm
Monday 1st: CLOSED
Tuesday 2nd: Friday 5th: 10.30 - 5pm
Saturday 6th: 10-4pm
The gallery will then be CLOSED for the rest of January and will re-open in February.
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