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Michael Parker

Michael Parker

Michael Parker is an artist skilled in palette knife painting.

His use of colours in oil paint, and his unusual abstract style, has made him ever more popular with the public. He rarely uses brushes, and has been painting all his life, specialising in figurative art.

I have been painting all my life. I now realise that I was on an apprenticeship of learning the skills, and the knowledge of painting in different mediums. Finally settling with oil paint, which is by far my favourite.


I am self-taught and my early works were “trompe l’oeil”, a French term meaning “to deceive the eye”; a technique of attempting to create an optical illusion in oil paint. This was very hard edged brushwork, but it taught me the meaning of form.

After many years of developing my own style and technique, I eventually progressed to working with large palette knives.

Michael Parker

Michael Parker

Michael Parker is an artist skilled in palette knife painting.

His use of colours in oil paint, and his unusual abstract style, has made him ever more popular with the public. He rarely uses brushes, and has been painting all his life, specialising in figurative art.

I have been painting all my life. I now realise that I was on an apprenticeship of learning the skills, and the knowledge of painting in different mediums. Finally settling with oil paint, which is by far my favourite.


I am self-taught and my early works were “trompe l’oeil”, a French term meaning “to deceive the eye”; a technique of attempting to create an optical illusion in oil paint. This was very hard edged brushwork, but it taught me the meaning of form.

After many years of developing my own style and technique, I eventually progressed to working with large palette knives.

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