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Mike Kingston

Cheltenham artist Mike Kingston

 

Having arrived in Cheltenham in the late Sixties to study architecture at Gloucestershire College of Art and design, Mike has for many years pursued a career as a qualified Architect within a number of local large private practices.

Although he has painted and drawn as a hobby for as long as he can remember, he has in the last seven years worked freelance combining his three main interests, namely architecture, theatre scenic design and watercolour painting.

He enjoys the challenge of working both in fine pen and ink wash, and, on a larger scale murals, three-dimensional sculptures and trompe'oile. He has exhibited throughout Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties for many years, exhibiting his ink and watercolour Cotswold scenes and regency balconies, together with undertaking a number of commissions of buildings in and around the Cheltenham area.

For some years now Mike has specialised in combining his love of the childhood memories of the English seaside, his traditional architectural drawing skills and his sense of humour, to produce a series of paintings and drawings of Beach huts and lighthouses which are currently being exhibited across the country from Chipping Campden to the Norfolk coast.

Mike Kingston was one of the artists on BBC2's "Show me the Monet" series recently, featuring the following painting entitled, 'North Beach, Southwold': 

Mike's work will appear during Week 4 of the Cheltenham Art in the Park  (14 - 22nd July 2012).

 


Gallery

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2012

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"Bags of Colour at St Pol, Brittany"

Acrylic, 2012

 

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"The Fishing Fleet Wintering at Beer South Devon"

Acrylic, 2012

 

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"Safely Nestling under the Lighthouse"

Acrylic, 2012

 

 

 

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"Celebrating on the Pier"

Acrylic, 2012

 

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"In Retrospect it was a Lot to Pack up After a Holiday"

Acrylic, 2012

 

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"Relaxing with a Drink in the Shade"

Acrylic, 2012

 

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"All Quiet in the Midday Sun"

Acrylic, 2012

 

 

 
2011

 

 

"North Beach, Southwold"

Acrylic, 2011

 

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"Blue Sky Thinking"

Acrylic, 2010

 

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"High Density, High Rise Development"

Acrylic, 2010

 

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"In The Shade"

Acrylic, 2010

 

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"Wishful Thinking"

Acrylic, 2010

 

 

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"Seaside Celebrations"

Acrylic, 2010

 

 

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"Beach Huts Rock"

Acrylic, 2010

 

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"Knickerbocker Glory"

Acrylic, 2010

 

 

 

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"Dry Martini"

Acrylic, 2010

 

 

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"Summer Punch"

Acrylic, 2010

 

 

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"Sunny Summer"

Acrylic, 2010

 

 

 

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"Lifesaver"

Acrylic, 2010

 

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"Painting at Wells-next-the-Sea"

Acrylic, 2010

 

 

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"Bon Voyage"

Acrylic, 2010

 

 

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"Nestled Below the Cliffs"

Acrylic, 2010

 

 

 

 

2007-8

 

 

"English Rose Tattoo"

Acrylic, 2008

 

 

 

 

"Happiness Tattoo"

Acrylic, 2008

 

 

"Joanna Tattoo"

Acrylic, 2008

 

 

 

 

"True Love Tattoo"

Acrylic, 2008

 

 

 

 

"With Love Tattoo"

Acrylic, 2008

 

 

 

"Alone on the Beach"

Acrylic

 

 

"It's O.K. All Gone Back to Work"

Acrylic

 

 

 

 

"Knit One, Pearl One"

Acrylic

 

 

"One Person's Lunch is Another Person's Titbit"

Acrylic

 

 

 

 

"We Dressing for Dinner,Mate"

Acrylic

 

 

"French Fishing Huts Near La Rochelle"

Acrylic

 

 

"Summer Celebrations"

Acrylic, 2007

 

 

 

"High Density, High Rise"

Acrylic, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Bear Hut Wells Next The Sea"

Acrylic, 2007

 

 

 

 

"Dancing Outside Jack's Hut"

Acrylic, 2007

 

 

 

"Moon on the Beach"

Acrylic, 2007

 

 

 

 

"Something Fishy Outside"

Acrylic, 2007

 

 

 

 

 
2006
 

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"Beach Huts 1"

Acrylic

 

 

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"Together"

Acrylic

 

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"Little Willie"

Acrylic

 

 

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(Beach Huts 2)

Acrylic

 

 

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"Promenade from Window"

Watercolour

 

 

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"Imperial Square"

Watercolour

 

 

 

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"Oxford Parade"

Watercolour

 

 

 

 

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"St Margaret's Terrace"

Watercolour

 

 

 

 

 

2005

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'Some Artists Would Sell Their Own Grannies'

Watercolour

 

 

 

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'A New Coat of Paint for No.18 - Ready for the Summer''

Watercolour

 

 

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'Down on the Esplanade'

Watercolour

 

 

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'Down by the Boathouse'

Watercolour

 

 

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'By the Potting Shed'

Watercolour

 

 

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'Lavender Fields, Norfolk'

Watercolour

 

 

 

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'It Ain't Over 'til the Fat Lady Swims'

Acrylic

 

 

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'A Punch in Your Face'

Acrylic

 

 


Contact Details

 

Mike Kingston's artwork is available to order in several formats;

Originals (priced between about 100 - 450 +P&P), prints (starting around 30 +P&P), cards (at around 2 each), and postcards (for about 75p each). 

Should you wish to find out more information you can contact Mike Kingston either by telephone or by e-mail:

Telephone: (01242) 511604

E-mail:         mikek@globalnet.co.uk

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