Clark, Michael PAI BA(Hons)

Elected to RSW 2014

Artists Statement

I prefer my paintings to speak for themselves. Perhaps the places I paint will be familiar: Paris and Provence, the evocation of flavours, scents and textures. Simple pleasures. Dappled light falling on a table top; a wall or rooftop; and yet I am always striving for something more than mere deception.


Micheal Clark graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1983. His love of film led to him working for the BBC in Glasgow until 1989 when he moved to London to work as an art director and illustrator.

Since returning to Scotland in 1999 he has painted full time, with solo exhibitions throughout the UK. As an Artist Member, he has supported the RGI Council, Paisley Art Institute and The Scottish Artists' Benevolent Association.

He has exhibited regularly with the RSW, at the Annual Exhibition, in Edinburgh, Perth and Forfar. He was awarded The Winsor and Newton Award at the 2010 RSW Annual Exhibition.


2011 - The Jamieson Award at the 2011 Scottish Drawing Competition
2012 - Winsor and Newton Award at the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour
2008 & 2007 - The Wren Gallery Award for Still Life Painting at the Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition
2007 - Art Hire Prize, Scottish Drawing Competition hosted by Paisley Art Institute
2007 - Selected for Sunday Times/Singer Friedlander Watercolour Prize

Selected Exhibitions

2014 - Lime Tree Gallery, 'A Painters Palette' Long Melford, Suffolk
2014 - Lemond Gallery, Glasgow
2013 - Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
2013 - Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh
2012 - Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh
2011 - Bath Contemporary
2011 - KLime Tree Gallery, Bristol
2011 - Thompson's Marylebone, London
2010 - RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
2009 - Bianco Nero Gallery, Stokesley

Public Collections

Maclaurin Gallery Art Gallery, Rozelle, Ayr
Royal Bank of SCotland

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