About Me

Mike Greatbanks, The Artist

In my paintings, I aim to capture the interaction of light, colour and atmosphere within the subject matter. I work in watercolour, acrylic & oil, painting a wide variety of subject matter, from landscapes, buildings to still life. 

I paint because I feel a natural urge to do so.  The task of capturing a visual interpretation of what I see inspires me.  Painting helps to improve my feeling of wellbeing, which I try to convey through my work to those who view it.

The excitement of “the chase” of portraying a scene - the design, colour, values, harmony & atmosphere, makes me want to paint.

I paint using watercolour, oil and acrylic.  I use a combination of location sketches & photographs, as reference for my paintings.   

I primarily paint urban scenes (including those which demonstrate Liverpool’s maritime history), landscapes & coastal views.