A fully funded solo show for the artist who exhibits a real feeling for paint and its aesthetic potential.
“I find these paintings captivating. Michael’s very limited use of light in each painting draws the viewer in and allows one to appreciate the beautiful level of detail that characterises the artist’s work.” Emma Sergeant, 2021
The Michael Harding Oil Painting Award, 1st Prize
WORKING ON A SUNDAY
A customised set of Michael Harding oil paints to the most distinguished oil painting in the exhibition.
“The composition is innovative and powerful. It is very difficult to make dark colours have depth and this artist succeeds. I am also intrigued by how aesthetic a laptop can look.” Emma Sergeant, 2021
The Michael Harding Oil Painting Award, 2nd Prize
“It is so rare these days to see such beautiful paintwork and an artist who really knows their craft.” Emma Sergeant, 2021
The Michael Harding Oil Painting Award, 3rd Prize
“This painting is haunting but indecipherable and demonstrates an extraordinary use of dark and bright colours. All the dark colours are made possible by the full moon orb.” Emma Sergeant, 2021
The Schminke Watercolour Award
“This painting has extraordinary texture and an organic form which reminds me of Henry Moore and the best traditions in modern British art. ” Emma Sergeant, 2021
The Damian Greenish Drawing Award
“The contrast between the resolved and the unresolved is very beautiful in this drawing.” Emma Sergeant, 2021
The Chelsea Arts Club Young Artist Award
For the most promising artist under the age of 28.
The Emma Sergeant Award
“I love the sense of being in this painting. That this was drawn from life and not with the help of a photograph.” Emma Sergeant, 2021