Essex artist takes centre stage

LONDON CALLING: Bulmer Artist Michael Coulson has been chosen to headline an international exhibition in Camden Art Gallery.
LONDON CALLING: Bulmer Artist Michael Coulson has been chosen to headline an international exhibition in Camden Art Gallery.

AN ARTIST from Bulmer has been chosen to headline an international exhibition in London.

Michael Coulson, who lives in Park Lane, is exhibiting at Camden Art Gallery after being approached to showcase his work alongside Australian artist Dawne Fahey.

“They contacted me and asked if I would exhibit,” he said. “I went and saw the gallery to check what size it was and whether I could get enough work in to do myself justice, and it all worked out.”

Mr Coulson, who paints large, abstract pictures in oil on canvas, said he prefers to work on a bigger scale.

“My works are normally around two metres across,” he said. “The size lets the colours breathe.”

Mr Coulson, who lives with his wife Helen, son Oliver, 20, and daughter Felicity, 11, has been painting for more than 30 years and has recently started again after taking time out to raise his children.

“I want to thrust myself out there after so many years of child minding,” he said.

Gallery assistant Haezea Sayar said: “We discovered Michael’s art and we liked it – we thought it was interesting. Both artists in the exhibition have their own style and theme.”

To see examples of Mr Coulson’s work, visit www.7plc.co.uk.