at the Joel Gallery, Cornwall

Michael has had his work accepted and sold at a number of prestigious exhibitions in London and nationwide.

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Society of Marine Artists, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, The Garrick Milne Prize (Theatrical portraiture) at Christie’s

He has also shown  and sold his work at a number of London galleries, including:

The Catto Gallery, Thompsons Gallery, Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, New Grafton Gallery, The Ifield Gallery, and The National Theatre

He has also shown in East Dulwich at the Jeannie Avent Gallery several times and in Somerset at Glastonbury Library, Street Library, and the Crispin Gallery.

His work is in a number of collections worldwide.

He was recently “Artist in Residence” on the St Just Ordinalia.


Artist’s Statement

I try to convey joy through my paintings, whether as landscapes, portraits, or still lives.   I work in front of the motif and paint directly from life as much as possible, aiming for a sense of place.   I want the viewer to be moved by my work and have a happy, positive emotional reaction.   The living English painters who I admire and who inspire me are Peter Brown and David Curtis.   I also admire the works of the late Ken Howard, Sargent, and Velasquez.

Michael is also a professional actor who has worked extensively in the West End, National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Globe Theatre, and on television.

Commissions accepted.

Wheal Call and Cape Cornwall at Sunset


28cm x 37cm


St Just at Sunset from Hailglower


26cm x 68cm


Pedn Vounder


37cm x 29cm


If you would like to purchase any of our paintings, original prints, or reproductions, please contact us by email at joels@thejoelgallery.com

We will be able to hold the item for you until payment is made and ship to where you are for an extra cost, which will depend on size weight and destination of the goods being sent