Michael Piper

Artist (United Kingdom)
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I am a freelance artist working out of Creation studio, Kettering Northamptonshire. I specialise in grotesque horror and fantasy style work in a realistic/expressive style. My main areas of interest are recreating the tones and definition of the human body and recreating textures to a realistic degree. I enjoy using unrealistic lighting colours to set mood and emotion as I believe art should inspire emotion and feeling in the viewer. I also produce portraiture and enjoy trying to capture a personality through a painting as I believe a painted portrait is more “real” than a photo as a camera has no concept of personality. I take commissions from the public alongside producing my personal work and have had artwork used by bands on the Metal/hardcore/punk scene, including my own band Benign Plausibility, a hardcore, experimental, instrumental project. i work mainly in oils but am also in process of learning to tattoo with the intention of offering this service as soon as possible. i have done art exhibitions and shows in the past in and around Northampton but have taken time out from this to develop my style and explore new areas within my art. I will be looking to begin exhibiting again in the near future. I have been with Headway Northampton for over two years as an arts and crafts tutor and have taken many groups in lots of different areas from stone carving to claymation animation. Headway is a charity providing art projects and stimulation for adults with aquired brain injuries. please check out Headway Northampton as the work they do is fantastic and vital to the well being of these people.