Portraits, Figures, Landscapes and more by the artist Mike Murtagh

MIKE'S ARTWORK

A portrait is a unique and personal gift.
More people want a connection with the art on their walls. This is a wonderful trend and with the same old stuff in all the high street shops yet with so much accessible to us all, it is such a great feeling to have something personal in your home.
I will create for you a picture that will be cherished for years, and is a very affordable present. Please take a look around at the examples in the gallery, and find out more about me here.
I am also available to conduct workshops and demonstrations and to provide tuition on an individual basis. Latest information on these activities can be found in the Blog.
If you are interested in discussing a commission or my holding a workshop or demonstration for your art group, or about anything artistic, contact me here.
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STORY OF AN ARTIST

My name is Mike Murtagh, and I am a prizewinning artist, based in the Lincoln area, who strives to provide beauty through art for all my patrons. Through Mike's Artwork, I hope to expand knowledge and creative expertise across all endeavours. I am committed to providing clients with the best possible experience through artistic expression.

I am a Professional Member of the SAA and my work can be seen in several online galleries, as well as in homes in several countries. 

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COMMISSIONS

If you would like to have a commission and don't really know where to start here are a few things for you to consider:


What sort of image do you want to have?
 

Drawn or painted?  Charcoal? Graphite? Pastel? Watercolour? Oil or acrylic paint?
 

Do you have a deadline?  

Once you have your basic idea get in touch with me.

 

GALLERY

PORTRAITS

Some examples of my portrait work, executed in a variety of media

Laura Portrait 2
Laura Portrait 2
Cammed-Up
Cammed-Up

Pastel on black paper. Exhibited at "Articles Of War" exhibition, Lighthouse Gallery, Glasgow Nov 17

Emma - Aug 16.jpg
Emma - Aug 16.jpg
Finished Head.jpg
Finished Head.jpg
Lachlan.JPG
Lachlan.JPG
Fiona.jpg
Fiona.jpg
Cameron.jpg
Cameron.jpg
Asmita.JPG
Asmita.JPG
Luke & Isla.JPG
Luke & Isla.JPG
James - Finished.jpg
James - Finished.jpg
William Wallace.jpg
William Wallace.jpg
Victoria drawing 2.jpg
Victoria drawing 2.jpg
Taylor.jpg
Taylor.jpg
Suzy McNeill.JPG
Suzy McNeill.JPG
Sharon's Brother.jpg
Sharon's Brother.jpg
Sgt Harper.jpg
Sgt Harper.jpg
Self-Portrait 2012.jpg
Self-Portrait 2012.jpg
Ray Lewis.jpg
Ray Lewis.jpg
Picture of Innocence.jpg
Picture of Innocence.jpg
On Edge.jpg
On Edge.jpg
Isabella Rossellini.jpg
Isabella Rossellini.jpg
Eyes.JPG
Eyes.JPG
Enhanced Marvellous Marvin.jpg
Enhanced Marvellous Marvin.jpg
Deepa.jpg
Deepa.jpg
Dan.jpg
Dan.jpg
Alfie Painting.jpg
Alfie Painting.jpg
Abba's Portrait.jpg
Abba's Portrait.jpg
Aaron.jpg
Aaron.jpg
Rachael.JPG
Rachael.JPG
Katie Portrait - Fourth Session.jpg
Katie Portrait - Fourth Session.jpg
Ken.jpg
 
 

GALLERY

 

FIGURES

Monika
Monika
Fourth Session
Fourth Session
Laura Portrait 2
Laura Portrait 2
Chloe - Standing Stretch
Chloe - Standing Stretch
First Week - Finished Lynne
First Week - Finished Lynne
Second Week - Lynne 5
Second Week - Lynne 5
Tonya Oil
Tonya Oil
Sandra
Sandra
Ruth Back Painting
Ruth Back Painting

ANIMALS

GALLERY

Some examples of animals, executed in a variety of media

Pooch In A Pouch
Pooch In A Pouch

Dotspen-and-wash. Exhibited at "Articles Of War", Lighthouse Gallery, Glasgow Nov 17

Gorilla.jpg
Gorilla.jpg
French Bulldog.jpg
French Bulldog.jpg
Collie.jpg
Collie.jpg
Eagle Owl.jpg
Eagle Owl.jpg
Elephant Eye.jpg
Elephant Eye.jpg
Friend's Setter.jpg
Friend's Setter.jpg
Horsehead Watercolour.jpg
Horsehead Watercolour.jpg
Horsehead.JPG
Horsehead.JPG
Jen's Setter.jpg
Jen's Setter.jpg
Leo - Drawing.jpg
Leo - Drawing.jpg
Pack Leader.jpg
Pack Leader.jpg
Puppies.JPG
Puppies.JPG
Rhino.jpg
Rhino.jpg
Sample Setter.jpg
Sample Setter.jpg
Lioness.jpg
Lioness.jpg
 
 

GALLERY

MUSICIANS

I love music and musicians - especially jazz. These are examples of my work in jazz portraits, executed in a variety of media

Tribute To Miles - Acrylic.jpg
Tribute To Miles - Acrylic.jpg
The Pulse.jpg
The Pulse.jpg
Sonny Rollins.jpg
Sonny Rollins.jpg
Scott.jpg
Scott.jpg
Sarah Vaughan.JPG
Sarah Vaughan.JPG
Pat's Mood.jpg
Pat's Mood.jpg
One For The 'Trane.jpg
One For The 'Trane.jpg
Kyle Eastwood.jpg
Kyle Eastwood.jpg
Jazz Bassist.jpg
Jazz Bassist.jpg
Dolphy & Coltrane.jpg
Dolphy & Coltrane.jpg
Cool Miles.JPG
Cool Miles.JPG
Coltrane - Pastel on Black.JPG
Coltrane - Pastel on Black.JPG
Colossus.jpg
Colossus.jpg
 

GALLERY

CHILDREN

Some examples of portraits of children. These were mostly commissions

Emma - Aug 16.jpg
Emma - Aug 16.jpg
Lachlan.JPG
Lachlan.JPG
Fiona.jpg
Fiona.jpg
Cameron.jpg
Cameron.jpg
Asmita.JPG
Asmita.JPG
Luke & Isla.JPG
Luke & Isla.JPG
James - Finished.jpg
James - Finished.jpg
William Wallace.jpg
William Wallace.jpg
Alfie Painting.jpg
Alfie Painting.jpg
 

GALLERY

LANDSCAPES

Something I don't do very often but here are some examples of my work on landscape, street scenes and buildings

Rest Stop In the Beacons.JPG
Rest Stop In the Beacons.JPG
Visa Queue, Chennai 2001.jpg
Visa Queue, Chennai 2001.jpg
Moscow Balcony View.JPG
Moscow Balcony View.JPG
Morning Fishermen - India.jpg
Morning Fishermen - India.jpg
Michael's Home.jpg
Michael's Home.jpg
Grand Canyon Pointillism.JPG
Grand Canyon Pointillism.JPG
Cuban Roofs - Downpour.jpg
Cuban Roofs - Downpour.jpg
 

ART WORKSHOPS & TUITION

Learn Art with Me

In addition to working on my own projects, I like sharing my knowledge through the different classes and workshops that I offer. I enjoy teaching people how to express their artistic abilities and inclinations. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced artist, come to a class and start learning the techniques of creating wonderful art. Individual tuition is also available.

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Afternoon Light.jpg

Drawing

£100

Drawing is the basis of all art. Learn how to create your own masterpiece with instruction in Drawing, using charcoal, graphite and pastel. In these classes, we will start from the basics and travel to more complex subjects. All ages and levels of experience are welcome in this workshop that intends to inspire people to explore their own artistic expression.

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Alfie Painting.jpg

Painting

£100

Meet new people and have some fun with my Painting class, while you brush up on your skills. This is a fun and excellent way to break out of your comfort zone while working on your artistic talent. I personally work with each attendee in order to discover and work on artistic shortcomings by breaking from the most basic art techniques.

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EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Check out upcoming exhibitions in which I am involved. I’m pleased to say that my work has been getting more attention from visitors to the website and to the exhibitions of my work. The artistic journey is a long one, but I am finally becoming comfortable with the art world and its many characters. Take a look at my current and upcoming exhibitions below.

New Model.jpg

AFAS Exhibition - "Articles Of War"

6 -11 November 2017

I have 5 pictures in this, the Armed Forces Art Society's first regional Exhibition. It is an exciting departure from the  usual format of AFAS exhibitions in that it has an explicitly military theme, although the works are highly-imaginative in concept, style, execution and medium, covering most aspects of traditional and contemporary approaches.

Find out when and where I’ll be showing my work by staying in touch.

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TESTIMONIALS

SOME COMMENTS FROM CUSTOMERS

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"Somewhat belated, but I would like to say how much I enjoyed the day learning so much about portrait drawing. It was most instructive and, for a mere novice with very limited experience, an achievable outcome. Thank you"

L.W.

Angela's Nose.jpg

"Thanks for a lovely evening of life drawing, the great company and also for your advice and encouragement."

Looking forward to next time.

R.N.

Finished Head.jpg

"Wonderful - and taken from one of my favourite sculptures."

D.W.

 
 

CONTACT ME

Thank you for your interest. For any inquiries, commission requests or workshop/demonstration bookings, please contact Mike's Artwork today.

Email:

Phone:

+44 (0)7855 757683

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