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 recognizable. 

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.


Appledore SOLD

Appledore SOLD

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Boat Yard, Appledore

Boat Yard, Appledore

£1,100.00

Bucks Mills SOLD

Bucks Mills SOLD

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Bucks Mills, North Devon  SOLD

Bucks Mills, North Devon SOLD

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Coastal Blues

Coastal Blues

£795.00

Fishing Boats - Ilfracombe SOLD

Fishing Boats - Ilfracombe SOLD

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Golant, Cornwall  SOLD

Golant, Cornwall SOLD

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Harbour Beach - Ilfracombe  SOLD

Harbour Beach - Ilfracombe SOLD

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Harbour Cottage, Sennen  SOLD

Harbour Cottage, Sennen SOLD

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Harbour View - Ilfracombe SOLD

Harbour View - Ilfracombe SOLD

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Ilfracombe  SOLD

Ilfracombe SOLD

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Ilfracombe Harbour  SOLD

Ilfracombe Harbour SOLD

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Ilfracombe Harbour SOLD

Ilfracombe Harbour SOLD

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