Mychael Barratt PRE
Mychael has very quickly become one of our best
selling artists, his prints not only display his own unique style, but his
subject matter captures your imagination by lifting scenes and characters that
have become famous through the ages.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Mychael studied at the
Symposium School of Art in Winnipeg followed by the Nova Scotia College of Art
and Design. He came over to England in 1984 and has been living and working in
London since then. Upon arriving here, Mychael worked for many years as a
freelance illustrator. He studied etching at Central St Martins School of Art
and became a full time printmaker in 1991.
Mychael draws inspiration from sources as diverse
as fairy tales and Shakespearean dramas to paintings by 'Great Masters' and
1960's pop culture. His prints reflect his passion for literature, theatre and
film. Of his current work, Mychael writes, 'The titles are an integral part of
the process, narrative themes and an irreverent sense of humour run through all
of my prints and paintings'.
Mychael has work in many major collections including
the Ashmolean Museum, the V & A Museum, the Jiangsu Museum of Contemporary
Art and the British Library collection. One of his most important commissions
was the large scale mural on the Mile End Road in London.
In June 2013, Mychael was elected President of the
Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.