Michael A. Bignell is an award winning artist.  Born in the rural South Coast of England, he has returned to painting after a successful career as an architect.  His painting influences have included Andrew Wyeth, Richard Estes, and the renaissance painters Velasquez and Vermeer,  as well as the photographers Michiel Wijstma of the Netherlands, and John van Horn of Pennsylvania.  

Michael’s work has been shown in:

    New York City

        American Artists Prof’l League, at The Salmagundi Club

        Allied Artists of America, at The National Arts Club

        Salmagundi Club’s Juried Painting & Sculpture Exhibitions

    Philadelphia, PA

        Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, various International Juried Exhibitions

        Philadelphia Watercolor Society, several International Juried Exhibitions   

    Baltimore, MD

        Baltimore Watercolor Society, various local and regional Juried Exhibitions

    Bethesda, MD

        Strathmore Hall, One-Man, and other Juried Exhibitions

    Frederick, MD

        Delaplane Visual Arts Center, One-Man & other Juried Exhibits

    Cooperstown, NY

        Cooperstown Art Association, several National shows.

    Cape Cod  Art Association, Cape Cod, MA

One-Man Exhibits:

        Historic Odessa Foundation, Odessa, DE

        Strathmore Hall, Bethesda, MD

       Village of Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase, MD

        Delaplane Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD       



        Allied Artists of America, Elected Member

        American Artists Professional League, Inc., Fellow Member

        Baltimore Watercolor Society, Life Member

        Hudson Valley Art Association

        Philadelphia Water Color Society, Signature Member


    The painting “Downrigging”, (an annual event in Chestertown, MD), has been selected        

    as part of the Allied Artists of America’s 104th Annual Exhibition which will be held

    at the Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue (between 11th and 12th Streets),

    New York, N                                         August 31 through September 17, 2017  


    GALLERY 99 - AIN’T THAT A FRAME, in Westminster, MD. 

    Selected paintings are exhibited and offered for sale at the gallery at 99 Main Street,            

    in Westminster, MD.  410-876-3096.  Visit them at www.aintthataframe.com

UPDATED:   8/15//17

    To read about the awards or see the paintings, click on Recognition or My Albums

    at the top of this page.

For more information, you may contact us at 410-275-1233

or at cbignell36@gmail.com