From the panel on the right you can click on and buy from a selection of five high quality giclée prints of Michael’s most appealing paintings.
Meanwhile a bit more about this talented and captivating artist.
MICHAEL RANDALL was born and raised in Southampton but spent many happy years working in his studio just outside Cambridge, where the bulk of his work was produced. His eye was drawn to the private moment: two friends talking over coffee, a mother feeding her child, a head turning to say something – what was it?
Michael was obsessed with art even as a child. Aged 18 he began studying fine art and printmaking at Southampton Art College. He and his friends were equally keen on playing practical jokes as part of their ‘education’. In the 1970s he became a student at the Royal Academy Schools; the Schools’ drive for life drawing skills suited his attitude to fine art – that life drawing was the basis of all good work. At his RA Schools Diploma exhibition in 1975 Southampton City Art Gallery bought the principle work in his collection: ‘Daydream’, it remains in the Gallery’s permanent collection and is listed in the Public Catalogue Foundation’s Your Paintings, in collaboration with the BBC.
He exhibited widely all around the UK and in Paris.
Michael loved teaching, he always felt his work gained more from teaching than it was possible to give. He taught a great diversity of students, from prison classes to life drawing groups. At the end of 2000, illness cut short this creative life. In 2010, the studio was catalogued and the work made ready for viewing once again at several exhibitions in East Anglia.
Discover the stories behind some of the paintings on our blog the Painter’s Studio