MICHAEL FINN grew up in Surrey and attended Kingston-upon-Thames School of Art. After war service as a pilot, he studied at the Royal College of Art, and then began a long and distinguished teaching career at the Somerset College of Art. In 1958 he became Principal of Falmouth School of Art. He was appointed Principal of the prestigious Bath Academy of Art in Corsham in 1972, where he remained until his retirement in the early 1980's.

Influenced by the abstract expressionist work of Mark Rothko and others, Finn’s post retirement work explores the relationship between colour and space creating perfectly balanced and harmonious compositions that are "areas of colour in which to rest and enjoy the quiet".

Michael still exhibits widely and among other venues, has a major show planned for the Newlyn Gallery in February 2001.

Michael Finn lives on the outskirts of St Just with his wife Celia.

 

Black into gold with white stripes
acrylic on canvas
1530 x 605mm 2150

 

White painting
acrylic on canvas
1020 x 1020mm 1450

 

Red with blue slashes
acrylic on canvas
1020 x 1020mm 1450

 

Blue, green, blue, black, white
acrylic on canvas
1530 x 300mm 1350

 

Black, white and blue
acrylic on canvas
1530 x 300mm 1350

 

 

 

Exhibition dates: 25th September - 13th October 2000

Gallery opening times:
Tuesday - Saturday 10.30am - 5.30pm
Sunday 2.30pm - 5.30pm

 

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