Michael Mulready is an exhibiting artist who teaches Adult Education Art classes and workshops as well as individual tuition. His emphasis is on building confidence in exploring the transformative aspect of art in a simple and accessible way.
Art School training in Visual Arts, Sussex, 1987 –1990
Group shows Makers Gallery, Alloa (2016) 4 portraits in “Persona” exhibition . MacMillan Edinburgh 2014 “Inspired” at Bonhams Auctioneers (2014); Macmillan Edinburgh “Art in Nature” at Bonhams Auctioneers (2013); Ice Store at St James Centre (2013); Editions: digital exhibition Glasgow (2013); St John’s Hospital, Livingston (2011); McCrea Gallery (2011); Leith Festival at Ocean Terminal (2010); Alpha Art (2010) – all in Edinburgh; McHardys Art Peebles (2009); Coventry Gallery in London (1996): Hyde Park Gallery, London (1993); Harcourt Gallery in Hitchin (1995); The Prism Gallery, Brighton (1991) and Sussex Arts (1990)
Solo shows Birnam Arts “Colour and Light” (2012) showing 24 pictures in Birnam & Dunkeld, Perthshire; Steiner House, London (1991,1993 and 1995); Bishopsgate Institute in London (1995); Health Centre, Southsea (1992)
TEACHING EXPERIENCE 2003–present
Community Learning and Development classes and workshops in Painting & Drawing across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Scottish Highlands and England – beginners to advanced, listening to aspirations and helping people move forward..
Content: light and shade, tonality, colour and form, simplification and building confidence – seeing beyond realism through different approaches in abstract, portrait, colour, landscape, still-life, photography, sculpture.
Some workshop participant comments
‘Excellent for tutor content and objectives realised.’ ‘Very good, explained things clearly and easily.’ ‘Interesting and exciting, a new way of painting. Tutor was well paced, relaxed and helpful.’ ‘Activities were built up by a supportive and encouraging tutor. An interesting and inspiring course.’
BACKGROUND 1985 – 2002 Seventeen years’ scene painting and set design in a variety of media for stage, TV & film sets nationwide including opera, ballet, orchestras and trade shows to small scale repertory and youth theatre projects – teaching young people scene painting, stagecraft, props & lighting.
Other commissions have included murals, stone carvings and colour wash.