Mike Radford: Associate member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and regular traveler to Latin America, Mike has been teaching watercolours at Phoenix Art Workshop from its inception in 2001. Mike works almost exclusively in watercolour and chooses a variety of subjects to paint, from still life to landscape. Mike’s perspective and stories of his Latin American travels are entertaining and a complement to his on-location demonstrations.
Michael Radford was born in Kamloops, BC in 1958. His family relocated to Prince George where Michael finished secondary school and enrolled in the Fine Arts program at the College of New Caledonia. He later studied Studio and Commercial Arts at Capilano College in North Vancouver where he was fortunate to study under many of British Columbia’s finest painters and develop a skill and passion for watercolour painting.
Over the years Michael has painted in numerous locations such as Mexico, Cuba, and India, as well as his resident British Columbia.
His work has been recognized for its distinctive style and subject matter through many exhibitions nationally and internationally in both public and private exhibitions and collections.
Michael joined the Federation of Canadian Artists in 1985 and was accepted as an associate member in 2004.