Michael Hales was born and raised in Maidenhead, Uk. He currently
lives in Emly, Co. Tipperary working from his own studio. He studied
Fine Art at Margaret Street, Birmingham School of Art and Design
in the early 1990’s. Abstract works by artists such as Bridget Riley,
Sean Scully and Gerhard Richter are strong influences. Michael is
influenced by the current zeitgeist, where a growing cultural
response to an incredibly fast changing world has developed an
increasing nostalgic view of the past.
Michael Hales has developed his practice through working in
encaustics, combining the fluidity of the beeswax & damar resin with
the vibrancy of oil painting. Through this bold use of colour applied
in layers using heat and carving previous strata the paintings are
“Vandalism Monument IV”, technician, 2012
"Young at Heart”. MAC, Birmingham, May 1994
“The Final Show”, Birmingham School of Art, June 1993.
“The Peripheral”, Maidenhead Library,July 1992.
“10 x 8 Show”, 20th Sept - 25th Oct 2019. Beframed, Cork.
“Horizons II, Rhyme or Reason!”, 10th Apr - 25th May 2019. Excel
Arts Centre. Tipperary Town.
“Horizons!”, 9th Feb - 8th Mar 2019. South Tipperary Arts Centre.
“Blink and You’ll Miss It!”, 12th Jan - 19th Feb 2019. Craft Granary
"RENDER”, 19th Jan - 20th Feb 2015. Tipperary Excel. Tipperary.
Work currently displayed at:
The 1608 Gallery, Bushmils.
Be Framed, Cork.
The Craft Granary, Cahir.
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