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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« Thé Death of Sardanapalus » sometimes I am drawn to create something entirely abstract, where I can play with an almost intuitive approach to colour, line, form and tonal values. I ended up quite liking this small abstract on canvas. It’s been gracing the walls if my studio all Summer. But now I feel I should let it go. DM if you’d like to purchase a little dynamic abstract to brighten your wall #abstractart #acrylicpainting #delacroix #manchesterartist #northernart #galleryart #artcurator #buyartfromartists #artistsofinstagram #kunst ...

“Watching The Harvest” Sometimes I like the simplicity of block printing . #linocut #manchesterpainter #blockprint #nostalgia #rurallife #countryliving #figurativeart ...

“Assignation Under The Viaduct » a small oil on panel, inspired by my love of British New Wave cinema, and Shelagh Delaney’s A Taste of Honey in particular. #mikewaldronart #manchesterpainter #northernart #landscapepainting #figurativeart #stockport #manchester #kitchensinkdrama #shelaghdelaney #oilpainting #collectart #buyartfromartists ...

SOLD! As the night’s are drawing in; I thought I would share this semi-abstract oil sketch on panel. « The Bus Queue » . Inspired by the many nights spent waiting for a bus in the rain in Manchester in my younger days. #manchester #north #cityscape #nightscape #manchesterartist #contemporarybritishpainting #busqueue #rain #rainynight #collectart #buyartfromartists #gallery #curators #cheshireartists #nostalgia ...

“Home In Time For Tea” #manchesterartist #northern-painting #thenorth #backstreets #nostalgia #1960s #contemporarybritishpainting ...

« TB Check » An oil on canvas that I painted a while ago, whilst I was exploring the theme of migration. TB Checks were routine for migrants arriving to Ellis Island, New York, principally from Europe. A number if my own family arrived to both New York and Boston at the turn of the century. #oilpainting #migration #figuritivepainting #collectart #americana #medicalhistory #mikewaldronart #manchesterartist #northernart ...

#inktober Day 10 Pressure ...

One of the best things I’ve discovered this Summer is Root2Ginger’s pure ginger. It is the basis of my favourite Summer drink, and here it’s partnered with a Thai beef noodle dish, with a generous slug of R2G’s new Fierce blend. It’s fab. ...

“Singing By The Fire”. A new acrylic painting, depicting a couple of advancing years, in their West of Ireland home, recalling songs from their youth. I wanted to try to capture the unusual warm light from flickering flames and oil lamps. Available for purchase. #art #manchesterpainter #northernart #galway #westofireland #galleryart #galleryartists #1930s #nostalgia #artcurator #bollington #couplegoals #companionship #cottagecore #kunst #peintre #artforhotels #artforrestaurants #grandparents #contemporarybritishpainting #folksongs #singing ...

« Heel » A new acrylic on primed canvas. I wanted to try to capture the fluidity and immediacy of 50s and 60s fashion illustrations, in a medium, on a scale and on a platform that they are not usually associated with. It wouldn’t be me if there wasn’t the hinterland of a story behind her inscrutable expression. #art #artistsoninstagram #figuritivepainting #acrylicpainting #manchesterartists #northernart #mysteriousgirl #nostalgia #1960s #60sfashion #60smakeup #periodstyle #beehivehair #mikewaldronart #strongnorthernwomen #vintagevibe ...

« Harvesting Seaweed-Galway » I am back in the studio after a few weeks away. So happy to have brushes in my hand again. I have completed this acrylic on canvas this week. It can be purchased here if you’d like it. Just DM me. Whenever I turn to the sea, I swing between Impressionism and abstraction; but this is definitely influenced by my recent sojourn in Newlyn. #seascape #seascapepainting #galway #connemara #ireland #fishermen #acrylicpainting #northernart #manchesterpainter #buyartfromartists #figurativeartwork #galleryart ...

This watercolour « Frying Tonight » will soon be available as a limited edition hand signed giclée print £45. Drop me a line if you would like one. #watercolourart #prints #chipshop #nostalgia #northernlife #raleighchopper #fishandchips #manchesterlife #buyartfromartists ...

Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed Into Heaven and St Nicholas. Galway. An oil on canvas painted to evoke the magical qualities of the river This painting is available to purchase. DM me for détails. #galway #art #oiloncanvas #ireland #impressionism #colourpallette #churchart #riverside #landscape #landscapepainting #rivercorrib #irishheritage #skyline #reflections ...

Finally made it back to Le Couvent, after a long year ! Yay! ...

Lovely to be invited to the vernissage of Artists De Dropt, to kick off the open studio schedule here in our French valley 🙂 #laviefrancaise ...

Wonderful to be back at our home in France after a crazy and frustrating year. #laviefrançaise ...

« The Painter In His Studio » A new acrylic on canvas, fresh off the easel this weekend. FOR SALE. DM for détails #art #northernart #manchesterartist #artistsintheirstudios #collectart #portraitpainting #figuritiveart #artgallery #collectart #kunst #buyart #manchester #contemplation #artlovers #roomscape #easel #painter #contemplation #selfportraits ...

Added some scumble and glaze overtones to this acrylic on canvas. I was trying to evoke the pleasing heat of a lazy English Summer day. Interested to know what you think. Available to purchase . #nudepainting #art #manchesterpainting #summer #girl #slumber #sleepinggirl #collectart #galleryart #sunshine #skintones #portrait #nakedart #relax ...

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Do you take commissions from nice people?

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

Do you deliver overseas?

Shipping of original work in UK and Republic of Ireland is free of charge. For work to be sent, insured against damage overseas, feel free to contact us on hello@mikewaldronart.co.uk with details and we should be able to readily agree a mutually acceptable fee to cover carriage.

Is your work delivered framed?

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

Can I order a different size?

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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