CONTEMPORARY ART FROM MANCHESTER

Mike Waldron Art

Mike Waldron is a painter and printmaker, now settled in Bollington, Cheshire, midway between the wilds of the Peak District and the uber-urban modern metropolis of Manchester.

Mike was born and raised in East Manchester during the 1960s and 70s, where he witnessed great social change, learnt about community, found beauty in dilapidation and became fascinated with people, music and nature.

He first discovered his passion for painting in infants’ school, producing endless versions of imaginary churches in poster-colour on sugar paper. Despite an absence of any religious conviction, he has continued to be drawn to ecclesiastical buildings, particular those in disrepair.

Mike is fascinated by the beauty to be found in dilapidation and has consistently sought to capture the relationship between people, the built environment and natural landscapes. A recent discovery of sea-faring ancestry in the West of Ireland, may account for a parallel fascination with the crests and troughs of wild seascapes.

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« Victoria Station Manchester-Aftermath of a Bombing Raid » I’m pleased to say that this oil on canvas is now completed and available for purchase. It shows the aftermath of the bombing raid on the city which destroyed much of the station. My mum was just 16 during the Christmas 1940 Blitz, but spoke of spending evenings on the roof of her office- The Cotton Board- on Fire watch for incendiaries. I have tried to represent this subject in a semi abstract style with a Fauvist influenced colour palette. I hope it works sympathetically . I would love to know what you all think of this new approach #mikewaldronart #manchesterpainter #northernart #fauvism #abstractart #expressionism #galleryart #artforsale #manchester #manchestervictoria #manchestervictoriastation #wartimemanchester #worldwar2 #galleryart #landscapepainting #contemporarybritishart #cottononmcr #instagood ...

Up up and away ! ...

“Pinning Up” A new painting off the easel this week. I was interested in the conversational dynamic between the two figures. It’s always a challenge to have one subject glancing out of the canvas, but I hope she does it with panache. For sale 40cm x 30m on stretched canvas . #manchesterartist #northernart #figurepainting #portrait #fashionshow #couture #couturefashion #kunst #paintingoftheday #galleryart #buyartfromartists #fashionmodels #anticipation #curator #highheels ...

Fantastic to see the Sickert exhibition at the Walker Liverpool. An excellent selection of his works, and an eye opening array of paintings from his ‘circle’ . Well worth a visit. ...

The Spirit of the Age. I am really pleased to say that I have finally finished this 50cm x 50cm oil on stretched canvas. I have been returning to her a while now. I am settled now as I am taken by her quizzical expression . I have been unhappy with this and that, and have entirely reworked the background twice. I wonder what she is thinking? In these uncertain times, I hope and suspect she is an optimist. She can be yours for £500 if she would grace your wall. Drop me a line. Can be framed to gallery standard and shipped worldwide. I would love to know what people think of her. #oilpainting #portraits #womenportraits #nostalgia #roaringtwenties #glamour #beautifulwomeninart #manchesterpainter #manchesterartist #northernart #bollington #artistsofinstagram #buyartfromartists #cottononmcr #galleryart #kunst #womeninart #paintingoftheday #allaprimapainting #artforhotels #artforrestaurants #loftliving #interiordesign ...

Fantastic exhibition. Heavy on the etchings, which I love. ...

Great to see the Freud exhibition at the Tate Liverpool today ...

I painted this large scale canvas last summer. - Lady Stardust Sang Songs of Darkness and Despair. Happy Birthday to this legend #bowie #davidbowie #mickronson #ziggystardust #spidersfrommars ...

“Succubus” This oil on stretched canvas is available to purchase. Can be framed and shipped. Drop me a line if you would like her on your wall. I wanted to evoke the dark gothic and ethereal nature of succubi, by rendering her pallidity, passive expression and stillness through a limited palette, rapid brushstrokes and the impression of her company in the background. Would love to hear what you think. #oilpainting #artistsoninstagram #artforsale #succubus #succubusgirl #manchesterart #manchesterartist #nightdemon #freudiandreams #gothicgirl #gothicsensuality #kunst #artforsale #eros #sexdreams #nymphs #gothicart #mysticism ...

« When The Boat Comes In » Over Christmas I managed to complete this small oil on a braced and cradled wood panel. I am a huge admirer of L S Lowry and restricted myself to his palette of Ivory Black, Flake White, Yellow Ochre, Vermillion Lake and Prussian Blue from W and N. This painting is of course my little homage. This is for sale if anyone would like it. #mikewaldronart #oilpainting #lslowryart #lslowry #northernart #maritimepainting #shipsinart #manchesterart #kunst #buyartfromartists #contemporarybritishpainting #cottonmcr ...

« Les Année Folles » I am pleased that I have now concluded this oil on stretched canvas. I was very keen to keep the rapid brushstrokes to the fore, and tried hard to capture a degree of luminosity. I would be really pleased to hear what you all think. #acrylicpainting #manchesterartists #cabaret #northernart #girl #portrait #1920s #1920sparty #galleryart #buyartfromartists #lesanneesfolles ...

Great to have so many interesting people engaging with my work at the wonderful Antwerp Mansions. Looking forward to the next exhibition opportunity, #mikewaldronart #artgalleries #originalart #manchesterpainters #northernart ...

I sometimes really enjoy working at scale. Three Sisters-Masha, Olga and Irina. #mikewaldronart #acrylicpainting #chekhov #figurativeart #northernart #manchesterpainter #largeformatpaintings #loftstyle #paintingsforhotels #girls #kunst ...

“The Novitiate” I am continuing my exploration of the transparent qualities of oil used alla prima. This time it is on a stretched canvas. For sale. Feel free to DM me to discuss. I was keen to capture the fluidity and relationship to light of some of the blending colours. #mikewaldronart #oilpainting #religiouspainting #nun #novicenun #novitiate #figurativeart #portraits #northernart #manchesterpainters #cheshireartist #kunst #girl #allaprima #religiousart #artistsofinstagram #figurepainting #paintingoftheday ...

Happy New Year all. May 2022 be filled with hope, fun, family, friends and freedom. ...

« Foundation » I am very fond if this little oil sketch showing my two daughters fixing their make up. I am becoming increasingly taken by domestic interiors. Must be the winter weather. #oilpainting #northernart #manchesterpainters #artistsoninstgram #sisters #interiors #makeup #kunst #galleryart #collectart #pictureoftheday #domesticscene ...

« In The Kitchen » Let me know what you think. This painting is inspired by memories of my maternal granny stirring up in a huge earthenware basin. In Manchester we have a great collection of small Dutch genre paintings and I love to study them. This 30cm x 30cm oil on braced wooden panel is available to purchase- DM if you’d like it. #mikewaldronart #oilpainting #figuritivepainting #manchesterpainters #northernart #buyartfromartists #cooking #cook #kitchen #kitchenalia #genrepainters #kitchentable #kunst #paintingoftheday #instaart #ireland #artforsaleoninstagram #interiors #figurative #studio ...

Very pleased with my new Tattoo for Christmas ...

« Conversation With The Horizon-Off Donegal » sometimes I like to create a ´ grown up’ painting. This subject matter is quite traditional . Oil on braced wooden panel, this painting is 30cm x 30cm and Is now available for purchase -£350. I have restricted my palette, but tried to remain quite impressionistic with the colour application. #mikewaldronart #ireland #landscapepainting #impressionism #donegal #manchesterartist #northernart #seascapepainting #galleryart #buyartfromartists #kunst #thelongandwindingroad #theroad ...

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We do regularly take commissions. Whilst we cannot guarantee that every proposal will be taken on, we welcome suggestions and ideas from new and existing clients. Feel free to contact us directly for an informal discussion on commissions, materials, size, pricing and format, at hello@mikewaldronart.co.uk

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The majority of our original work is priced unframed, unless specifically stated. All work can however be supplied professionally framed and ready to hang, by prior arrangement. Please get in touch to discuss specific arrangements. Unless otherwise stated, prints are supplied mounted, but unframed. We have an excellent relationship with professional gallery standard framing specialists. Custom framing can be arranged and agreed on an individual basis. drop us a line at hello@mikewaldronart.co.uk

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Lino cut prints by their nature are supplied only in the size stated as they are hand block printed, in limited editions. Giclee prints of original paintings on cotton rich, acid free paper, are supplied in a variety of sizes. Specifications are set out alongside each print. Our relationship with our high quality and highly flexible professional art printers, enables us to create bespoke editions of giclee print to custom size specifications by arrangement. Please get in touch at hello@mikewaldronart.co.uk to let us know your requirements.

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