Born in Folkstone in 1970, Michael grew up initially in Lydd, Kent, and then in Camber, East Sussex, finally moving to the Rye area. From a young age he showed an artistic talent, mainly concentrating on paintings of small wild animals and birds. It was much later that he developed his own special interpretation of scenery and buildings. The Ancient town of Rye proved an ideal subject for this.
The magic of Michael's artwork lies in his ability to use his artistic creativity to show vibrant colour and a quirky interpretation of buildings, landscapes and seascapes. He manages to capture the resonance of each depicted scene. Michael uses the media of watercolour and acrylic on canvas. He tends to favour acrylics for their quick-drying properties allowing for his inspiration to flow.
Apart from vivid imaginary seascapes with moody skies and isolated boats; Michael's paintings are mainly of scenes in Kent and East Sussex. Many photographs are taken in each location to achieve the desired portrayal. Michael works in the early hours of the morning when returning from work often at 2am. Michael's other interest is working with wood. He is a trained cabinet maker and skilled picture framer, having an exacting eye for the choice of the correct moulding and mount for each picture.
Commission paintings of much-loved homes are now also in demand. See example photo's below, of Michael's commissioned work.
Framing services in Rye
We offer comprehensive framing services at competitive pricing and have a wealth of experience working with a wide range of companies, providing beautiful hand-crafted frames.
You can count on us to provide quality picture framing solutions and a wide selection of moulding and mounts, including hand-painted frames. We use only high-quality materials to frame anything you like, so why not show off some of your favourite photos or artwork in your home by getting them framed by an expert. Get in touch today, no job is too big or too small!
Shop online for original paintings
Buy online unique artwork beautifully hand-painted by artist Michael Preston. Michael has painted beautiful townscapes, seascapes, and historical buildings which you can buy in the form of limited edition prints, open edition prints, and even postcards and greetings cards. These make perfect gifts for yourself and your loved ones. Shop online now whilst stocks last!
If you need any assistance choosing a painting or want any further information about a painting, please get in touch.
If you are looking for a professional artist to capture your favourite townscapes, seascape or building get in touch with South East Art & Framing today. All work is carried out in Michael's workshop based in Rye and is carefully hand-painted using high-quality materials.
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