Michael Wolfson was born in Manchester, England just
before World War II . He painted from a very early age but, while never
abandoning the visual arts, he followed his other love, music, professionally.
Although he was naturally artistic, his painting skills were honed by
Sidney Goldblatt and George Boyes. Mike has held successful solo and group
exhibitions and his work has been sold through prestigious galleries country
The pigments Mike uses are often made from natural earths he gathers
round Cape Town. He enjoys the painting process holistically and starts
by creating his own paints and mediums from old master artists’
recipes which he has discovered and developed over years.
“My painting is representative but figurative
rather than photographic. I am moved by images of the natural world which
form the subjects of my paintings.
Most important to me is that attempt recreate the different
moods and impressions which the subject suggests in order to share my
experience with the viewer.
No artists works in isolation and in seeking to
move forward I look toward to the great art of the past and present. To
name just a few the artists whose work I most admire; the landscapes of
Corot, Pissaro and the British painter Edward Seago, the figure paintings
and portraits of Courbet and Lucien Freud.. and the paint textures of
Rembrandt’s late portraits