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Mike's motto in painting is "It's not what you see - but what you feel"His rainy cityscapes and expansive beachscapes are designed so viewers can enter, not merely look.He believes the camera is meant for detail but paintings are meant to catch the essence of time and place.

Exhibitions

Prizes
Over 60 awards in Australia and overseas in the last 12 years including:
16 Best in Shows, 9 People’s Choices and 11 Best in Category awards.

Galleries
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, Portland, Maine US – Solo 2015 and group exhibitions
Artworx Gallery, Hays St, Goolwa, South Australia
David Sumner Gallery, Adelaide 2012
Art Melbourne 2009 – Solo
Greenhill Galleries Adelaide – Solo 2008 and group exhibitions
Scarlattis Gallery, Clare – Solo 2007

Press

Media
Complete Watercolour – David Webb
What an honour to be in the same book as artists like Dusan Djukaric, Chein Chung Wei, John Lovett, Thomas W. Schaller and many more. I have a four-page spread in chapter 5 Approaches to Watercolour - keeping it simple.

The Art of Being Melbourne – Maree Coote - 2012
A history of Melbourne as seen through its artists. My six-page spread of rainy Melbourne streets stands alongside other Australian greats such as Streeton, Roberts, Smart, Beckett, Blackman, Brack, Tucker, Amor and many others.
www.melbournestyle.com.au/TheARTofBEINGMELBOURNEbook.html



Medical Journal of Australia. Article on benefits of art in waiting rooms
https://www.mja.com.au/system/files/issues/189.../bar11144_fm.pdf

Surf Collection (two pages) by French surfing guru, Gerard Decoster - France
http://artofbarr.blogspot.com.au/2009/10/surf-collection.html


Regular feature writer and columnist for the Australian Artist magazine
Articles in
The Artist (UK magazine
Acrylic Artist (US)
Plein Air Magazine (US)

TV Segment on Discover – Channel 7 July 2008

Influences

The impressionists, beaches and rainy city streets.

37cm (W) x 27cm (H)
Watercolour Paint
$400
76cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$3,300
37cm (W) x 27cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$330
75cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,880
30cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Oil Paint
$500
60cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Oil Paint
$2,300
60cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$2,230
120cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$5,900
100cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$3,500
120cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Oil Paint
$3,500