Michael White

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Born 1967 and growing up in the Blue Mountains, Michael White began painting from a very early age. A fascination with his immediate bushland surroundings combined with an inclination to draw and paint started him on the artistic journey along which he continues.

As a self-taught painter, he has over many years developed a unique and sensitive language with colour. The majority of his landscape portrayals are painted from life, outside under natural light. These studies also form the basis for larger and at times abstracted works from the studio. Working this way parallels some of the elements within his work, between light and dark, warm and cool and intrinsically, the harmony between them. He tunes his colour, mixing extensively, not to a predetermined formula of what is known but rather, toward something that is for him to discover..... "to learn from the humility of nature and the sun that shows it to us..."

Michael White has had fourteen solo exhibitions and taken part in several group exhibitions during the past 15 years. His paintings hang in private collections throughout Australia as well as the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Germany, France, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Denmark, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Dubai.