Michael Strang has a Diploma in Art and Design (Hons) London, and studied under David Poole (President of the Royal Society of Portrait painters), Anthony Eyton RA, Ben Levine RA, Dick Lee, David Hepher and others at Wimbledon and Camberwell Schools of Art, between 1968 and 1973.
He paints mainly oil, (but sometimes water-colour) landscapes, still lives, portraits and other subjects. He accepts commissions, and his work can be found in various collections in Canada, the USA, Switzerland, Germany, Corsica and the United Kingdom.
To see his work in the UK, if you are in Cornwall, try The Roundhouse Gallery in Sennen Cove, The Summerhouse Gallery in Marazion, or the Fowey River Gallery in Fowey. In Wales try the Gallery on the Usk in Crickhowell, Powys. In the US the Elder Gallery in Charlotte, NC may have some work to see. Alternately, contact us and we can show you what is currently available.
Michael has been painting since 1973, and has shown in an impressive list of well over 100 public and private galleries and museums, including:
A series of over 50 small Porthmeor Paintings were shown at the Tate Gallery, St Ives in their "Century of Images" exhibition from April to October 1995. Most of these paintings were on display again in the 1997 exhibition at the Camborne School of Mines Gallery. A selection can be seen in our Century of Images page.
The National Museum Wales has 2 of Michael Strang's works in their collection. In 2010 they purchased the painting Derelict Cottages, Llanelly Hill 1978, and at the same time Michael gifted them the painting Brynmawr Town Hall 1975.
Other prestigious museums have also been collecting his work. Falmouth Art Gallery has six of his paintings in its permanent collection, the Royal Cornwall Museum has five, Penlee House Collection has two, Truro School has one, the Lewis Elton Gallery in Surrey has one. Michael also has three paintings in the Cornwall County Education Collection which houses a collection of selected paintings, sculpture and ceramics from Cornwall's greatest artists including : Dame Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Patrick Heron, Bernard Leach and others. The works can be loaned by schools across Cornwall to provide their pupils with examples of good art.
He had three paintings in the Cheltenham and Gloucester Building Society Collection which houses major works by various artists including Augustus John.
As an artist Michael has an enormous generosity and has
donated paintings to many charitable causes and and appeals. A large painting of
St. Martin-in-the-Fields is hanging in the Church Vestry in Trafalgar Square,
London, after helping to raise money for their £34 million restoration appeal.
paintings have raised funds by auction for various charities among others
including Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, St Julia's Hospice, Cornwall,
West Cornwall Hospital. He regularly has paintings sold at Christies (London) in
aid of Cancer Research.