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Marking Time

Published on isbi School News dated Friday 8th of November 2013

In their forthcoming exhibition of paintings at Oundle School's Yarrow Gallery, Michael Murfin and Bill Sanderson bring together a diverse range of observations: from how the accomplishment and vitality of the art of antiquity has now acquired the scars of history from man and nature; through to the noting of the most fleeting and nuanced gestures of figures at contemporary dance classes.

Both artists hover on one side or the other around the threshold of their sixtieth year and both present work of skill and lucidity that befits their experience at picture making.

Michael has recently taken up the post of Artist in Residence at Oundle School where he will be working with pupils in the School's studios.

Michael was born in 1954 in St. Neots, Cambridgeshire. For his art education he embarked on a Grand Tour of the English Midlands - Foundation Studies at Leicester Polytechnic, a B.A. in Fine Art at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham and an MA. in Painting at Birmingham Polytechnic. He exhibited regularly through the 80's and 90's in London at the Piccadilly Gallery, who also took his work to International Contemporary Art Fairs in London Basle and Cologne. He has work in a number of public and corporate collections including Leeds City Art Gallery, Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich, De Beers Contemporary Art Collection, Pearl Assurance plc, The Arts Council and the Government Art Collection.

Michael has also shown his work more locally in Huntingdon, Peterborough and at Oundle School. He is currently represented by Woodbine Contemporary Arts at their new gallery in Uppingham, Rutland.

For the last twelve years Michael also worked as a Care Support Worker for Leonard Cheshire Disability.

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