Michael Salt

Michael Salt

Born in Stourbridge 1955, Michael painted from a very early age, he studied at Stourbridge College of Art and spent his early career as a studio technician and graphic artist in Hay on Wye. Michael returned to the Midlands to concentrate on painting, finally becoming professional in 2002. He was elected as an associate of the RBSA in 2012. He exhibits in galleries throughout the country and although still lives in Stourbridge, has a studio/gallery in Hanbury, Worcestershire. His paintings fall into two ways of working, in situ (plen air) in pochade mode, quick and full of spontaneity, although many are finished paintings in themselves, others may be used for a more considered approach in the studio, where he can develop the idea into a larger piece, with the play of light and colour in juxtaposition to create more of a mood and atmosphere.