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Mike Greatbanks Art

Mike Greatbanks Art, all my own creations.  In my paintings, I aim to produce artwork which enthrals, stimulates & triggers sensual memories, thereby creating a bond with the viewer. To achieve this, it’s important to capture the interaction of light, colour and atmosphere within the subject matter.

I work in watercolour, oil & acrylic, painting a wide variety of subject matter, from landscapes, buildings to still life. I use a combination of location sketches & photographs, as reference for my paintings.

Commissions undertaken – please contact me for details.

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Mike Greatbanks Art ‘Aira Force, Ullswater, The Lake District’ Acrylic Painting
‘Aira Force, Ullswater, The Lake District’ Acrylic Painting

£375

Acrylic Painting on Artboard 11.75″ x 8.2″ (29.85cm x 20.83cm). Unframed.

Mike Greatbanks Art ‘Beatles Statue At The Pier Head, Liverpool’ Watercolour Painting
‘Beatles Statue At The Pier Head, Liverpool’ Watercolour Painting

£375

Watercolour painting on paper 20cm x 30cm (8″ x 12″). Mount size 30cm x 40cm (12″ x 6″) with backboard. Unframed.

Mike Greatbanks Art ‘Poppies, Cornflowers & Daisies’ Watercolour Painting
‘Poppies, Cornflowers & Daisies’ Watercolour Painting

£375

Watercolour painting on paper 19.5cm x 30cm (7.8″ x 12″). Mount size 30cm x 40cm (12″ x 6″) with backboard. Unframed.

Mike Greatbanks Art ‘Iron Men In Early Evening LIght’ Watercolour Painting
‘Iron Men In Early Evening LIght’ Watercolour Painting

£495

Watercolour painting on paper 25cm x 30cm (10″ x 12″).  Mount size 30cm x 40cm (12″ x 6″) with backboard.  Unframed.

Mike Greatbanks Art ‘Summer Stroll’ Acrylic Painting
‘Summer Stroll’ Acrylic Painting

£255

Acrylic painting on paper 13.24cm x 22.86cm (6″ x 9″).  Mount 40cm x 50cm (16″ x 20″) with backboard.  Unframed.

Mike Greatbanks Art ‘Winter Landscape No.1 – Blue Snow & Trees’ Watercolour Painting
‘Winter Landscape No.1 – Blue Snow & Trees’ Watercolour Painting

£495

Watercolour painting 35.5cm x 25.5cm (14.2″ x 10.2″).  Mount 50cm x 40cm (20″ x 16″) with backboard.  Unframed.

Mike Greatbanks Art ‘View of Ullswater, The Lake District’ Watercolour Painting
‘View of Ullswater, The Lake District’ Watercolour Painting

£595

Watercolour painting on paper 29cm x 39cm (11.6″ x 15.6″).  Mount 40cm x 50cm (16″ x 20″) with backboard.  Unframed.

Mike Greatbanks Art ‘Castlerigg Stone Circle With Blencathra’ Watercolour Painting
‘Castlerigg Stone Circle With Blencathra’ Watercolour Painting

£325

Watercolour painting on paper 19cm x 28cm (7.6″ x 11.2″).  Mount 30cm x 40cm (12″ x 16″) with backboard.  Unframed.

Mike Greatbanks Art ‘St George’s Hall, Liverpool’ Watercolour Painting
‘St George’s Hall, Liverpool’ Watercolour Painting

£595

Watercolour painting 29cm x 39cm (11.6″ x 15.6″).  Mount 40cm x 50cm (16″ x 20″) with backboard.  Unframed.

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The Face Behind The Business

Mike Greatbanks Art

I paint because I feel a natural urge to do so. The task of capturing a visual interpretation of what I see inspires me. Painting helps to improve my feeling of wellbeing, which I try to convey through my work to those who view it.
The excitement of “the chase” of portraying a scene – the design, colour, values, harmony & atmosphere, makes me want to paint.

I qualified as an art teacher in the late ’70s, but it wasn’t until 2008 that I began painting seriously. Before then I’d just dabbled, never having the time to concentrate on my art due to work commitments. In 2008, I opened up my paints, brushed up on my skills (pardon the pun!) & started to paint seriously again – I’ve not looked back since.

My work has been sent around the world from the UK to Canada, Sweden, Mexico, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand etc.

Original paintings & prints are ideal gifts for yourself, family or friends.

For commissions I’ve painted a wide variety of subjects: landscapes; house portraits; pet portraits; portraits; business premises; and even wedding and honeymoon venues!

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