Michael Rafferty, Warwick, England Member Since June 2007 Artist Statement Studied for a Masters Degree in Fine Art at Coventry University, graduating in 1998. Since that time there have been many exhibitions in various parts of the UK, as well as several one- man exhibitions, in Coventry, Banbury, Warwick (University), Coventry ( University), Poole (Dorset), Leamington Spa, Bath, Hoxton (London) , St. Nicholas Market Bristol Varenna, Italy and Malvern Theatres
My art and my art practice is best described as eclectic. I do not subscribe to the tenet that pursuing only one particular route of development is the only means of endeavour. There exist many commonalities, shared perspectives and adaptable aesthetic and theoretical values applicable to most aspects of art production. I regard it as a challenge to work within a variety of subjects, approaches and media whilst maintaining a consistency and a workable systematical and stylistic formula.
Gerhardt Richter wrote that successful production of art is a series of not yets and a yes at the end . A wonderfully simple description of a viable artistic process.