Mike Bird

I have been painting and drawing as a leisure activity since childhood. After a career as a civil engineer working in highway design, construction and maintenance I am now retired and living in Ottery St Mary. I draw my inspiration from old photographs, memory and imagination, often seeking subjects telling something of a story that can be researched. My subject matter also embraces landscape and abstract works. Railways are a recurring theme, which is a legacy from childhood days staying at the station house in Fordingbridge, Hampshire, where my grandfather was the Stationmaster.

Building the road from Raglan to Usk
Building the road from Raglan to Usk

Oil on canvas

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Herring Seeker
Herring Seeker

Oil on canvas

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The Jump
The Jump

Oil on canvas

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Waterfall Version 2
Waterfall Version 2

Chinese ink and gouache

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Concrete road to monastery
Concrete road to monastery

Acrylic

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Untitled
Untitled

Chalk

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Oceanic
Oceanic

Oil on canvas

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Untitled
Untitled

Charcoal

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Iceland
Iceland

Acrylic

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Play in the surf
Play in the surf

Oil on canvas

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View from East Hill 2
View from East Hill 2

Oil on canvas

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Grimsby
Grimsby

Acrylic

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York station
York station

Oil on canvas

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Oil painting
Oil painting

Oil on canvas

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17 hours later
17 hours later

Oil on canvas

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