Michael Barritt Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Michael Barritt
Live in: Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Artworks for sale: 0
Michael Barritt Artist Bio:
I currently have a studio at The Artworks in my hometown, Halifax, West Yorkshire, mentored by professional artists John Ross, Peter Stanyer and Lauren Iredale. My work is simply about 'The Paint', alternating between both oils and enamels to create contemporary, abstract paintings, which are visually interesting and generate stimulating thoughts to the viewer. I take my inspiration from images of structures, landscapes. weather patterns and personal travel experiences. Dependent upon my thought process I instinctively work with the paint to create shapes and patterns with a range of rich and vivid blends of colours. After reflection, I then go on to develop these further, working towards a unique and original final image. When painting with enamels I use rapid hand gestures, with my favourite tools, a 'Plasterers Float' and a 'Builders Trowel'. By both allowing and controlling the flow and mix of paints, dramatic, unique and colourful images are generated. In addition I have started to use a range of mixed media materials to create different surfaces and textures. I have also recently commenced abstracting images from my work, to produce a range of fine quality prints, both open and limited edition. My print 'Prosopon' is currently displayed in the Saatchi on-line gallery in London. I have researched many artists and I am influenced by artists, Mark Rothko, Gerhard Richter, Gino Severina, Giacomo Balla, and Umberto Bocciono to name just a few. I hope you enjoy my work and thanks for looking.