Michael Warren Biography

A quintessential Londoner, British contemporary artist, Michael Warren's unique PAINTINGS depict life in the city.

Warren received his training at the Sidcup School of Art (taught by Frank Auerbach). He has also attended various other important art schools, such as Goldsmiths College, Camberwell Art School & St Martins School of Art.

A selected list of his EXHIBITIONS is as follows:

GROUP EXHIBITS - The Royal Watercolour society Open Exhibition. Arts & Craft Guild, Sloane Square. Battersea Arts Fair. Royal Institute of Watercolours. The Mall Gallery. The Royal Academy. The Hyde Park Gallery. The Laing Collection.

SOLO SHOWS - Edith Grove Gallery. The Pump House Gallery. The David Curzon Gallery. The Montpelier Studio. The Ice House, Holland Park.

IMPORTANT COMMISSIONED WORKS, include: - Seven paintings celebrating 150 years of the Great Weston Railway. - The Household Cavalry: A series of watercolours of the wedding of The Duke & Duchess of York. - Battersea Leisure: A series of watercolours & oils of the renovation of the power station - painting presented to Margaret Thatcher.

COMMENTARIES / REVIEWS:

" Michael Warren is a London based artist who has been drawing and painting London life for the past 25 years. Michael spent three years drawing and painting the Household cavalry at Knightsbridge Barracks, and exhibited a series of watercolours of the soldiers and horses at their daily activities and ceremonial occasions at the Montpelier Studio in 1983 and 1986. Since 1990, Michael has devoted an increasingly amount of time working in oils. His work is figurative with an emphasise on urban landscapes. He shows how people in a large city live physically in close proximity, yet remain somehow separate from one another. His most recent series of paintings are of tube trains and stations during the rush hour."