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Michael Sibley

Michael Sibley Artist

When I was 10 years old, our teacher asked us to bring an every-day object to school so that we could transform it into a work of art; I turned up with a rusty iron.  Rather than just slapping on the paint, I instinctively started to cover it in layers of tiny dots and dashes and discovered that there was something about the process of weaving together these marks that could magically transform the mundane into something rich and beautiful.

I completed a BA Hons in Fine Art at Falmouth College of Arts in 2003. The journey I had started all those years earlier with the rusty iron continued to evolve into the visual language of my work; richly textured surfaces, bustling layers of intricate marks and the merging of needlework, drawing and painting.

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  • 'Fresh Air’, The Truman Brewery, London
  • Veritasse Fine Arts, Bath and West Showground
  • Whitespace Gallery, London
  • Francis Burrows Fine Arts, London
  • Art of England, Francis Burrows Fine Arts, Trentham
  • Solo Exhibition, The Burrows Gallery, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City Inn Gallery solo exhibition
  • Brighton Art Fair, The Corn Exchange, Brighton
  • Thirty Two Ltd, Cheltenham
  • Breath of Fresh Air, Cambridge
  • Affordable Art Fair, London
  • Byard Art Summer Show, Cambridge
  • Solo Show, GC Fine Art, London
  • Ludlow assembly rooms, solo exhibition


  • Flowers Gallery magazine
  • Oil Paintings in Public Ownership - Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly by The Public Catalogue Foundation
  • Mix Future Interiors #7, Global Color Research Limited
  • Big Book of Fashion Illustration, Martin Dawber
  • Mix Future Interiors #9, Global Color Research Limited
  • Creative Review, June edition