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Mike Bernard RI

Mike Bernard RI

Mike Bernard’s distinctive style makes him one of the country’s most respected contemporary landscape painters. Born in 1957, he trained at the West Surrey College of Art and Design followed by postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy Schools. He moved to Devon in 2008 where he has been inspired by the amazing light.

Painting almost exclusively in mixed media, combining collage, acrylics and pastel, Mike initially creates multi-layered ‘textural happy accidents’. From this point he selectively adds details or rejects elements but always leaves the integrity of the view intact, 'retaining a semi-abstract, impressionistic feel, inviting the viewer’s imagination'. His trademark use of bold colour, fine detail and clever deployment of collage combined with a keen eye for perspective sets his work apart and renders it easily recognisable. 

Mike was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in 1997. He exhibits widely across the UK including amongst others, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Mall Galleries. He has a loyal following of collectors and has won many prestigious awards including the Lanseer Prize, British Institute Prize (both Royal Academy) and the Ranelagh Press Award RI.

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Above the Rooftops, Ilfracombe
Above the Rooftops, Ilfracombe - Mixed Media - 15.5 x 21.5 inches - Framed Painting almost exclu..
£1,800.00
Appledore SOLD
Appledore - 12.5 x 12.5 inch - Framed SOLD Painting almost exclusively in mixed media, combining..
£0.00
Bucks Mills SOLD
Bucks Mills - 12 x 15.5 inch - Framed SOLD Painting almost exclusively in mixed media, combining..
£0.00
Fishing Boats - Ilfracombe SOLD
Fishing Boats - Ilfracombe - 17 x 22 inch - Framed SOLD Painting almost exclusively in mixed med..
£0.00
Harbour Beach - Ilfracombe  SOLD
Harbour Beach - Ilfracombe - 16 x 22.5 inch - Framed Painting almost exclusively in mixed media,..
£0.00
Harbour View - Ilfracombe SOLD
Harbour View - Ilfracombe - 16 x 20.5 inch - Framed SOLD Painting almost exclusively in mixed med..
£0.00
Ilfracombe  SOLD
"Ilfracombe"  - Mixed Media - 16 x 22.5 inch - Framed     SOLD Painting..
£0.00
Ilfracombe Harbour  SOLD
Ilfracombe Harbour - 16 x 22.5 inch - Framed       SOLD Painting almost exclusivel..
£0.00
Ilfracombe Harbour Summer SOLD
Ilfracombe Harbour Summer - Mixed Media on Canvas - 18 x 24 inches Framed SOLD Painting almost e..
£0.00
Lee Bay
Lee Bay - North Devon - Mixed Media - 15.75 x 18 inch Painting almost exclusively in mixed media,..
£1,595.00
Little Hangman - Exmoor  SOLD
Little Hangman - Exmoor - 17 x 24 inch - mixed media    SOLD Painting almost exclu..
£0.00
Low Tide - Ilfracombe SOLD
Low Tide - Ilfracombe - 14 x 22 inch - Framed SOLD Painting almost exclusively in mixed media, c..
£0.00
Low Tide, Porlock Weir  SOLD
"Porlock Weir" 15 x 21 inch - mixed media   SOLD Painting almost exclusively in mixed m..
£0.00
Lynmouth - SOLD
Lynmouth - 12 x 15.5 inch - Framed  SOLD Painting almost exclusively in mixed media, combini..
£0.00
Sea Wall Clovelly  SOLD
"Sea Wall Clovelly" 13 x 19 inch - mixed media  SOLD Painting almost exclusively in mixed me..
£0.00
Summer Light, Ilfracombe  SOLD
Summer Light - Ilfracombe - 16 x 22.5 inch - Framed    SOLD Painting almost exclusivel..
£0.00