COULTER, Michael

1937 - ?

Michael Coulter

Michael John Coulter, was born at 19 Talbot Street, Ellesmere, Shropshire in 1937, son of Revd John James Coulter (15 August 1909-1965) and his wife Elizabeth Mary née Hughes (20 February 1907-1987), who married at Ellesmere in 1936. Michael studied at Hereford, Stafford and Leeds Colleges of Art. Head of Art at Woolverstone School, Ipswich, Suffolk 1966-1987, since when he has been a professional artist. Michael Coulter's work has a distinctive style, influenced by his training in illustration, and printmaking, also his admiration for the artists from between the wars, Ravilious and Spencer and he is a member of the Ipswich Art Society. He works exclusively in watercolour, depicting everyday life in his own light-hearted style, with movement, pattern, colour and gentle humour. Michael Coulter has exhibited at the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours 1983-1985, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 1983-1986, Peter Hedley Gallery, Wareham from 1989 and The Comos, Washington, USA and throughout the UK and abroad, and his work is closely associated with Hayletts Gallery, Maldon, Essex. His work is held in many private, corporate and public collections, including that of the Borough of Ipswich at the Christchurch Mansion. [The Watercolour Paintings of Michael Coulter by Alan Marshall (2012).]

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