We use cookies to deliver a reliable and personalised ArtQuidexperience. By browsing ArtQuid, you agree to our use of cookies.

Log in

  Lost password

New on ArtQuid?

Create Your Free Account
Sign up Sell your Art
  1. Art Prints
  2. Paintings
  3. Drawings
  4. Photography
  5. Digital Art
  6. Themes
  7. Staff Picks ♡
  8. More

About Mike Russell - Shackman Art & Photography - France

Shackman Posted: november 8, 2019 / Modified: november 8, 2019
About Mike Russell - Shackman Art & Photography - France
Mike was born in a small New Forest village in Southern England halfway through the last century. He began to demonstrate a natural talent for all forms of art at a very young age and won first prize in a village painting competition when he was just eight years old. He entered a watercolour landscape he had painted using a set of watercolour paints and brushes that he'd won as a runner up in a national Kellogg's competition a couple of months before.

One of his very early works got him into serious trouble with his parents when, at the age of four years, he decided to paint the family dog with some red paint that he'd found in his Father's workshop. The result pleased him so much he followed up by also painting his Wellington boots to ensure good colour coordination prior to his very first exhibition in the kitchen. He won a sore backside and Lassie was pink for a few days but nothing would stop his determination. By the age of ten, he was making good pocket money by selling cartoon drawings to his school mates…

In 2003 Mike left the U. K. To live in Villentrois, Central France. In 2004 he decided to utilise his wasted loft space and created an art studio. He named it'The Art Workshop'and it became his home-based art studio and workshop facility set in the tranquil countryside of Central France. His works include various forms of photography, oil on canvas, oil on wood, glass pressings, watercolours and oil on slate grain.
More information: https://www.theartworkshop.eu

Live Art World News


Select language

  1. Deutsch
  2. English
  3. Español
  4. Français