Michael Alford

Michael Alford is a figurative painter best known for his sensitive evocations of contemporary life.  His paintings and drawings of human figures — male and female, clothed and nude — are highly sought-after for their combination of fine draughtsmanship, acute observation and sense of drama. He is frequently commissioned as a portraitist of both individuals and groups.  Michael’s recent assignments include two stints as an official war artist in Afghanistan, followed by two large ceremonial works for the Grenadier Guards.  He is also a well known mural painter, whose work can be found in private homes, palaces, hotels and public spaces across Europe, North America and the Middle East.

Born: Cookham, Berkshire, 1958

Education:University of Durham, Chelsea School of Art, Slade School

Solo Exhibitions
Duncan Campbell,2004
Duncan Campbell, 2006
Nevill Gallery, Canterbury,2006
Duncan Campbell, 2007
Duncan Campbell, 2008
Duncan Campbell 2009
Duncan Campbell 2010
Duncan Campbell 2010
Royal Geographical Society 2010
Highgate Contemporary Art 2010,2012
Royal Geographical Society 2010

Prizes
Agnes Reeve Memorial Prize, 2000
Green & Stone Prize, 2004
Primaluce Mural Festival Prize, Lodi, Italy, 2003

Group Exhibitions
SF MOMA, Fort Mason, San Francisco,1992-2000
Chelsea Art Society Summer Exhibitions 1991-2008
El Claustre, Girona and Figueres, Catalonia, 2003
El Quatre Gallery, Barcelona, 2003
Blackheath Gallery, 2005, 2006,2011,2012, 2013
Highgate Fine Art, 2005,2006,2007,2008
Collins & Hastie, 2005, 2006
Kings Road Gallery, London 2005
Royal Institute of Oil Painters, 2005, 2006,2009,2010
Bucranio Arte, Italy, 2007,2008,2009
London Art Fair/ Panter & Hall 2009
Affordable Art Fair/Panter & Hall 2009
London Art Fair- Panter & Hall 2010
War Artist –Helmand Afghanistan 2010
Chloe Fine Art, San Francisco 2012,2013
Battersea Arts Fair 2012, 2013
Medici Gallery 2011, 2012,2013
Official War Artist , Afghanistan 2013
Panter & Hall : “ Tradition “ 2014
Chloe Fine Art, San Francisco 2013 – 2014

Collections
National Army Museum