ESTABLISHED ARTIST MIKE Waldron

Mike Waldron

“I am fascinated by the beauty to be found in dilapidation and I have consistently sought to capture the relationship between people, the built environment and natural landscapes”.

EXHIBITIONS

West Art Collective Manchester, Mystify Show, Antwerp, Manchester, December 2021
Inch Arts Altrincham,“Together”, 2022
Next Door Gallery, West Didsbury, 2nd Group Exhibition, 2022
Next Door Gallery, 3rd Group exhibition, 2022
Comme Ça Art, Manchester, Summer Exhibition, 2022

Born 1964

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Mike is a painter and printmaker, now settled in Bollington, Cheshire, midway between the wilds of the Peak District and the uber-urban modern metropolis of Manchester. Mike was born and raised in East Manchester during the 1960s and 70s, where he witnessed great social change, learnt about community, found beauty in dilapidation and became fascinated with people, music and nature.

Mike  first discovered his passion for painting in infants’ school, producing endless versions of imaginary churches in poster-colour on sugar paper. Despite an absence of any religious conviction, he has continued to be drawn to ecclesiastical buildings, particular those in disrepair.

Mike is fascinated by the beauty to be found in dilapidation and has consistently sought to capture the relationship between people, the built environment and natural landscapes. A recent discovery of sea-faring ancestry in the West of Ireland, may account for a parallel fascination with the crests and troughs of wild seascapes.

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