|"Spread Vista" Watercolour and Acrylic ©Michael Garaway 2016|
Michael Garaway believes that as well as being engaging and fulfilling on a personal level, art in general forms a rich resource for many kinds of learning, and serves the spiritual and emotional needs of individuals and communities.
Inspired by urban landscapes and technologies, his work clearly reveals his interest in geometrical composition, and his sensitivity to surfaces, tone and colour. Although adept with creative apps such as Photoshop and Illustrator, he still attaches great importance to the physical handling of acrylic, watercolour, pastels, and other conventional media. The disciplines of observation, drawing and colour continue to underpin his work.
Michael studied Fine Art at Manchester Polytechnic and University College Chester, and has made and exhibited his work since the 1980’s. He has also worked as a graphic artist, and as a computer and audio-visual technician in education. In the past twenty years he has taught and managed courses on art, design and multimedia in colleges and universities. He taught Multimedia at Reading College from 2000, and later ran a Fine Art degree there for Thames Valley University. From 2011 he lectured on creative courses in the Ealing School of Art, Design & Media at the University of West London, and has recently moved on to explore new directions with his art practice.