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The art of Michael Lees

Michael can make a print of a painting personally for you,
with your inscription on it at the size you want
See a slide show of how Michael painted the ketch 'Hobah' off Clovelly
See a slide show of a few of Michael's paintings of sailing ships and dinghies

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To see Michael's paintings and choose one you would like click on the links below and then click on any picture to enlarge it.

You will then see the story of the painting and how to order one from Michael - who will make it for you.

Four Sailing Ships
Nine Ketches and Ships
Ice breakers
Steam Launches
Island Cruising Club

English Landscapes

Landscape and Flowers
Malham Cove


Geese, Hens, and Sheep

English Villages

Ports (latest)


naval ships

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seaplane off Appledore
See a slide show of how 'Ultramarine and Swirling spray was painted from sketch to oils
See a larger image and read the true story of the Short Singapore seaplane off Appledore

Michael will make a print of a picture for you. To choose a picture click on the list in the left hand column and then click on any picture to enlarge it. The story of the picture and how to order, and the price is shown under the enlargement.

Michael makes the prints to individual order on archival, museum quality, heavyweight fine art paper.



A collectors' newsletter identifies rare prints that may be increasing in value and also shows you original paintings being painted, exhibited and sold - at prices between two and ten thousand pounds.



A Michael Lees bespoke print is a superb way to own, or give, a present of fine art as it will be valued and seen for years, and, as the limited editions are completed, may well increase in value



Michael's first professional exhibition was of horses at the home of horse racing at Newmarket. He sold 42 of the 44 paintings on the opening night. Since then each of his oil paintings sells for thousands of pounds, normally before the paint is dry.




We are so confident in the quality of each work of art that we guarantee, if you are not happy with your picture, we will refund your money.



"Michael Lees' painting shows that he is one of those rare artists who is able to capture the moods of the sea and ships" (Sir Robin Knox-Johnson - on a painting of the sailing trawler Provident)



When you want to entertain friends you can tell them the story of a Michael Lees painting as there is often a fascinating, and unknown tale to tell - like that of the painting opposite.



As well as having a story, a Certificate of Authenticity and the artist's signature Michael will also add, if you want, your own message or logo.

The ketch 'Hobar' off Clovelly
See a slide show of how the 'Hobah' off Clovelly was painted from sketch to oils
If you cannot play a slide show see how it was painted here

Dartmoor Ponies
See larger images and how this print is raising money for wild Dartmoor ponies

Sunderland aircraft and marine rescue launch at full speed
See larger image and story

Country cottage and dog
See larger image and story

Steeperton Tor Dartmoor
See larger image and story
See how this painting developed from sketch to oils

".. the real highlight for me was the reaction of the audience when your painting was presented. Clearly the guests were aware that we were presenting some form of picture as the rear of the frame was evident, but the sheer gasp of amazement when I turned it round to present was truly amazing and so uplifting. Thank you so very much." (Letter from Exxon Mobil executive after the naming ceremony of the Pavel Chernysh - a ship Michael painted in 2006.

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2007 The art of Michael Lees