Michael Whittlesea was born in London in 1938. Following his education at Harrow School of Art, he painted for some time whilst working in publishing.
His professional career has seen his work either being selected for, or winning, prizes in some of the UK’s most prestigious art competitions, including the Singer Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition. He exhibits regularly with the Royal Academy and he is a member of the New English Art Club and The Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour.
I still find painting a very difficult activity. It is unpredictable. At the start of each day I am not sure that anything good
will result and I have given up on achieving a style. Whatever develops, happens. There is no clear idea or vision of
how a picture will look.
2008 Royal Academy Summer Exhibtion.
Previously exhibited at the Russell Gallery, Putney; Alresford Gallery, Hampshire; Leslie Levy Fine Art Inc., Scottsdale,