Michael Barritt

Michael currently has a studio in his hometown of Halifax, West Yorkshire UK. His work is simply about 'The Paint', alternating between both oils and enamels to create unique, colourful, contemporary, abstract paintings, which are visually powerful and striking to the viewer.

He takes his inspiration from images of structures, landscapes, weather patterns and his personal experiences. Dependent upon his thought process, he instinctively works with the paint to create shapes and patterns with a palette of rich and vivid tones of colours. After reflection, he then goes on to develop these further, working towards a unique and original final composition.

Michael  takes inspiration from artists such as Mark Rothko, Gerhard Richter, Max Ernst, JMW Turner, Paul Klee, Christopher Le Brun, Gino Severina, Giacomo Balla, and Russel Drysdale.