Biography

The History and Inspiration of Michael Acton

Michael originally studied at Bradford College however is currently mastering his skills further at London Art College.

Choosing to mainly paint in oil and acrylics, Michael achieves his unique style by applying the paint in many thin layers over rough textured ground, giving a deep interesting painting that's full of life and soul.

As a local artist inspired by the moorland landscape in Calderdale, Michael has always quoted "The best way to understand my paintings is to walk or bike down Grisdale forest or take a walk up Widdop moor to see the various peaks, colours, textures and light that makes the countryside so appealing".