Welcome from Mike

HELLO, welcome to my website. I hope you find something here to interest you. Visit the gallery which shows a wide selection of some of my pictures (mainly watercolours, some sketchbook studies and a few etchings -which for many years was my main interest)... a list of the new and exciting courses I Shall be running both at home and abroad,... some excerpts from my books...and some helpful tips and links to other websites. For more information, just click on the tabs above. Alternatively, why not contact me by clicking on the "contact" tab above.

I was honoured to paint in the Mall, London, at H.M. Queen's Patron's Lunch, the culminating event of her 90th birthday celebrations. Follow this link to see the painting progressing in my studio.

I am at present working towards an exhibition at Petworth House, Sussex, UK, which will celebrate Turner's watercolour techniques. I will be showing some of my own work (oils, drawings and watercolours) during their Winter Exhibition which runs from January 2017. Watch out for further news of this National Trust event.

While on the subject of Turner, I was involved, with Tate Britain, filming some of Turner's techniques. Click here to view these video clips.

Click here for Mike's official biography or read more on his wiki page.

Mike Chaplin

PS See some of my most recent painting in this special gallery

Mike's Diary

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Painting in Cumbria

23 - 28 April 2017

Painting in Andalucia

14 - 28 May 2017

Windsor Castle

19-20 July 2017

Francis Iles Gallery

From 29 July 2017

Painting in Cyprus

16 - 30 September 2017

Painting in Cumbria

15 - 20 October 2017