Mike Bernard RI British, b. 1957

Born in Kent in 1957, Mike Bernard trained at West Surrey College of Art and Design followed by the Royal Academy Schools from 1978—81. He has been a peripatetic teacher at his alma mater (West Surrey College of Art and Design) and at Salisbury College of Art, and elsewhere. He has received many prestigious awards including the British Institute Landseer Prize Highly Commended Award in 1990, the Laing Landscape Painting Award in 1993 and the Kingsmead Gallery Award at the RI Exhibition, Mall Galleries in 1999.


Mike exhibits regularly in the RI annual exhibitions and in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions. He was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in 1997.


Solo exhibitions since 2000

1999          John Blockley Gallery, Stow on the Wold

2000/01     Brian Sinfield Gallery, Burford

2002          River Fowey Gallery, Fowey, Cornwall

2002/04     David Curzon Gallery, Wimbledon

2004—1     Marine House at Beer, Devon

2003—14   Broadway Modern, Broadway

2006/09     Walker Gallery, Harrogate


2007          Linda Blackstone Gallery, Pinner

2007          Rowley Contemporary Art , Winchester

2008/10     Oakham Gallery, St James, London


2009/11     Panter & Hall Mayfair


2012          Bath Fine Art, Bath

2013/15     Fowey River Gallery, Fowey, Cornwall