Michael Major

Michael Major is a renowned oil painter with over 25 year’s experience.

Initially an abstract painter, Michael Major uses the legacy of abstraction to bring a fresh vitality to the land and seascape convention. In his current work, the artist celebrates the luminosity of the North Norfolk coastline noting how the light is continually in flux, shaping and reshaping the contours and presence of the natural environment.


Michael Major has undertaken many commissions both private and public. His work hangs
in many hospitals, offices and hotels. His work is in private collections in Norway, Sweden,
France, Hong Kong, Holland and Egypt.

Royal College of Art MA

Solo Exhibitions
1980 House Gallery, Regent’s Park, London
1992 Letherby Gallery, Central School of Art
1995 Bird & Davies Gallery, Kentish Town, London
1996 E1 Gallery, London
1999 KD Fine Art, Surrey
2004/06/08 Neptune Gallery, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

Mixed Exhibitions
1982 Royal Academy: 30 London Painters
1984 Aspex Gallery: Portsmouth then Greenwich Gallery, Two-person show
1990 Letherby Gallery: Central School of Art
1995-98 Waterman Fine Art: Jermyn Street, London
1996 The Mall Gallery, London: The Discerning Eye
1997-98 Offer Waterman Gallery, Mayfair, London
2009 Atelier deco, Kings Road, London
2013 Crome Gallery, Norwich
2017 Piers Feltham Gallery, London
2017 London Group Open 2, London

1975-77 Part-time lecturer Birmingham College of Art
1978-85 Part-time lecturer Central School of Art, London
1985-2009 Part-time lecturer Central St Martins (University of the Arts)
1994-97 Founded the New Richmond School of Art
2000 Private students