Michael is the current Chair of the society. He became interested in painting during the 1950s while taking the Shoe Design course at the Leicester Colleges of Art and Technology. This involved various Art classes including life drawing, sculpture, history of costume and commercial art.
Michael was part of a group painting portraits in oils for several years, and only began using more varied subject matter when he discovered soft pastel during the 1970s.
Michael likes the effect of pastel on Canson paper and it combines well with underpainting and ink in experimental work, using mountboard as a base.
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Leicester Sketch Club