About Michael Cruickshank


I have always been inspired and moved by the stunning beauty of nature and particularly the landscape. Living in the heart of the Sussex countryside, I experience the daily changes in  light and weather which provide a wealth of ever-shifting atmospheric subjects for me to paint. I like to work directly from nature wherever possible, producing oil and watercolour sketches that capture the fleeting moments of time and season. These sketches, along with drawings and written colour notes made on the spot, are the information from which I work to produce more finished studio paintings. As a landscape painter I strive to capture, not just the look of a landscape, but more importantly, the experience of being there.