Michael Harrison attended Art School at Uppingham followed by Academie Julien, the old Post-Impressionist studio, in Paris in 1962. He was fortunate to be befriended by George Holland an established artist who recognised his early potential. However it has only been in recent years, largely through the rncouragement of family and friends that he has returned to painting with the single-mindedness required to progress.
An individual style has slowly evolved,received acknowledgement and consequently his paintings have begun to get 'noticed',valued and justifiably found their way into people's collections.
Whilst his works have been shown in a number of shows and exhibitions over the past years, it has long been his intention to build up a significant body of work which would be displayed as a whole. Through a deliberate policy of pursuing an extensive range of subject matter from landscapes through the seasons, to still hifes and studies of concerts, he has avoided falling into the trap of becoming too formulaic and his work retains a spontaneity of approach which captures the moment..