Up & Coming artist – Michael Claxton

Artworx Gallery is proud to present up and coming artist Michael Claxton to its portfolio of artists. View Claxton’s work at Artworx Gallery, Newport, Shropshire TF10 7AU.

Claxton is a Sheffield born artist, painting mainly in acrylic on canvas. He works from his home studio in Sheffield drawing inspiration from the beautiful and ever changing landscapes of the Peak District, which is right on his door step. The Peak District is often reflected in Michael’s work as he regularly goes walking there, taking as much in as possible of the ever changing landscape. Travelling around UK coastline is also a great love and inspiration.

Harmonious by Michael Claxton. Original painting

Harmonious by Michael Claxton. Original painting

The simplicity of nature is a constant source of inspiration for Michael’s paintings, capturing the shifting light , tumbling clouds, crumbling rocks on rolling hills, a crashing wave and the tranquillity of open spaces.

Michael’s aim is to capture the essence of distant view, capturing the way light interacts with the landscape and nature.

Michael likes to work from memory, this gives him more freedom and expression and the ability to work using bold open brush stokes alongside palette knife mark making achieving rich textured paintings and creating more energy and emotion.

Breathless by Michael Claxton. Original painting

Breathless by Michael Claxton. Original painting

For more information please visit

Michael Claxton at Artworx Gallery

Alternatively please ring 01952 820397 or email info@artworx.co.uk
Artworx Gallery, 67 High Street, Newport, Shropshire TF10 7AU.

Opening times Monday – Friday 9am – 5.30pm. Saturday 9am – 5pm. Sunday closed.

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