Michael Sole

About Michael Sole


Since graduating from a BA in Fine Art from Wimbledon College of Art in 2008, Sole has gone on to exhibit in group and solo shows across England, France and America. In 2009 and 2010 he was awarded “Young Artist of the Year” by the Royal Society of Marine Artists for his work exhibited in a group show in the Mall Galleries, London. In 2012 he was in the running for the 'Threadneedle Prize' and was a runner up in 'Evolver Prize'. In 2013 he won The Arts Club Charitable Trust Award at the RSMA annual exhibition in the Mall Galleries, and in 2014, two large paintings were excepted into this same exhibition. In 2016 one of his paintings were chosen for the Lynn Painter-Stainers Award again at the Mall Galleries. 


Interested in nature and the re-evaluation of its painterly tradition, Sole’s work explores painting as a process using the great outdoors as a subject matter. To gain inspiration he places himself into the environment he paints, enabling him to bring thoughts, ideas, and the physical presence of the landscape back into the studio and onto his canvases. Often he spends months at a time observing his choice of subject matter, completely immersing himself in the task.