Michael Clark was born in Ayr in 1959 and studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1979-83 BA (Hons).
When he graduated in 1983, a love of film led to Clark working for the BBC in Glasgow. Moving to London in 1989 he worked as a freelance art director, gradually spending more time painting. In 1999 he returned to Scotland where he now paints full-time from his studio in Ayrshire.
Clark's recent paintings focus on the relationship between the artist, France and Italy.
The paintings are a celebration of life, and love of both people and place, linking the simple yet significant pleasures of everyday activities to their surroundings.
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2019 Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol ‘Of mists and mellow fruitfulness’
2019 Thompson’s Marylebone, London ‘With love’
2018 Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh 'Amour Amore'
2018 John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh 'Those moments of Leisure'
2017 Thompson’s Marylebone, London, ‘A Sense of Place’
2016 Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh, ‘A Tale of 2 Cities’
2015 Thompson’s Marylebone, London, ‘Beaucoup d’Amour’
2015 Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh, ‘Café Society’
2015 Lemond Gallery, Glasgow, ‘Collection’
2014 Lime Tree Gallery, Long Melford, Suffolk, ‘A Painter’s Palette’
2014 Lemond Gallery, Glasgow, ‘Joie de Vivre’
2013 Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
2013 Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh, ‘Menage’
2012 Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh, ‘Quintessentially French’
2011 Bath Contemporary, ‘L’Alliance’
2011 Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol
2011 Thompson's Marylebone, London, ‘Entente Cordiale’
2010 RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow, ‘A Very French Affair’
2009 Bianco Nero Gallery, Stokesley
2002 Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
1996 and 1998 Sally Hunter Fine Art, London
2019 Eat and Drink Italy Purchase Award at the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour Exhibition
2017 Ruthven Gallery Award at the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour
2015 Artist Surfaces Award at the Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition
2011 The Jamieson Award at The Scottish Drawing Competition
2010 Winsor and Newton Award at the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour
2008 and 2007 The Wren Gallery Award for Still Life Painting at the Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition
2007 Art Hire Prize, Scottish Drawing Competition hosted by Paisley Art Institute
2007 Selected for Sunday Times/Singer Friedlander Watercolour Prize
2005 Art Hire Prize, at the Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition
2003 Runner up 2003 Aspect (Kennox) Painting Prize
Royal Bank of Scotland
The Maclaurin Trust Collection
First State Investments