Michael Fairclough aquatints

Michael Fairclough

Aquatint prints

Summer Prints and Drawings Show

17 July – 12 September 2021

Michael Fairclough’s aquatints are shown below. Depending on your device, please click on an image to see it properly as the darkened backdrop for our captions can cover crucial foreground in these compositions. These prints are in editions and are available framed or unframed. Any enquiries please contact Sladers Yard on 01308 459511 gallery@sladersyard.co.uk

View Michael Fairclough’s biography and paintings

Please contact the gallery on t: 01308 459511 or email: gallery@sladersyard.co.uk with any enquiries about Michael Fairclough’s work.

MICHAEL FAIRCLOUGH has shown his richly textured light-filled sky paintings at Sladers Yard for a couple of years. Now we are delighted to exhibit a selection of the beautiful aquatint prints which he printed on his own press over many years. Gently coloured, superbly controlled works showing the British coastline, standing stones and the ever-changing sky, these pictures are the product of a truly talented printmaker.

Michael Fairclough studied Fine Art at Kingston. He met Alfred Stockham when they were both Rome scholars. In 1981 a commission to design five stamps for the 50th Anniversary of the National Trust for Scotland took him to St. Kilda and back to Northern Ireland. Editions of his aquatints were published by Christie’s Contemporary Art 1978-88 and he contributed a number of aquatints to their National Trust series of prints. He started to move away from prints in the 1990s to concentrate on painting which he exhibited at the Berkeley Square Gallery. His commission for the Meteorological Office boardroom in Exeter led to his taking up gliding, the better to understand the sky which had become so predominant in his work. His aquatints and paintings have been exhibited all over the UK and internationally. His work is in many private and public collections.