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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Michael Gaskell






Born in 1963, Michael's work has been the subject of five solo shows in London. He has won a number of prizes in national painting competitions and has been on the shortlist of the BP portrait award at The National Portrait Gallery on five occasions, winning second prize in 2003,2009 and 2010. His work is represented in private collections in the UK, Europe, Asia and the USA.

Awards and Prizes

wards and Prizes 2010 BP Portrait Award - second prize
2009 BP Portrait Award - second prize
2003 National Portrait Gallery BP Portrait Award - second prize
2001 National Portrait Gallery BP Portrait Award - commended
2001 The Laing Landscape and Seascape Exhibition London, prize-winner
2001 The Hunting Art Prizes, RCA, London , prize-winner
1999 National Portrait Gallery BP Portrait Award - commended
1997 Manchester Academy Annual Open Exhibition, Manchester City Art Gallery






"Working primarily in egg tempera, my aim is to produce paintings of heightened realism which convey a sense of stillness and contemplation.

The hallmarks of my work are clarity of composition which engages the eye in combination with a high level of detail which rewards close scrutiny.

I am happy to accept commissions and welcome discussion with clients regarding their ideas and requirements as I believe this to be part of the organic process of creating a piece of work...."


Michael Gaskell


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