Michael Ferrell

Spain

The Balcony of Palau de la Musica - oil on canvas 80x60 cm
The Interior of Sagrada Familia oil on canvas 120x90 cm
The Interior of Santa Croce 1 - oil on canvas 80x60 cm

Becoming an artist happened almost by accident when many years ago, my now ex-wife presented me with a set of paintbrushes, oils, and canvases. Until that time, I was consumed by a passion for art and spent all of my free time visiting art galleries and exhibitions. 

I have been painting since the age of 22, and it fills me with joy and happiness. As a prolific and diverse painter, I prefer to work with various mediums from oils to watercolours and pastels to inks and different subjects.

My paintings come from the heart,  while I take inspiration from everything that is going on around me. Some of my critics have likened my artwork to the Naif style. This was  recognised in the turn of the 19th-century for its youthful simplicity and uncomplicated nature that often led to a dreamlike quality. 

 I’m flattered to be compared to prominent artists of that time such as André Bauchant and Orneore Metelli.  But more importantly, I feel blessed to have the opportunity of using my art in Spain to bring love, happiness and appreciation into the lives of people who see my work.

While my artwork is constantly evolving, inspiration always comes from the places I visit, the environment I find myself in, and the way in which people interact in everyday situations.