Sommers, Michael Pirrett

  • "Cheval de la Garde (Napoleonic Wars)" 2011, Series: A Tribute in Oils to the Military Horse, Oil on linen canvas, 24 x 18, Signed, Bespoke frame
  • "Red Rum" Oil on oval stretched canvas, 20 x 16 inches, Signed, Bespoke frame. H&S portrait of the British Legend of the turf, Red Rum, following his death in October 1995. Published in 1996 as a Worldwide signed limited edition of 365 prints (one for each month of Red Rum's life) and advertised full page in the Aintree Race Card, Martell Grand National Meeting, in March the same year.
  • "Two Troopers" 2011, Series: A Tribute in Oils to Horses at War, Oil on canvas-covered wooden panel, 12 x 12 inches, Signed, Bespoke frame
  • "Admiral Sir Jeremy Black GBE, KBE, DSO" 2010, Commissioned Portrait, Oil on linen canvas, 18 x 12.5inches, Signed
  • "At The Gallop, Dubai" Oil on stretched canvas
  • "Marcus & George" Commissioned Portrait, Oil on canvas, Signed
  • "O'Riley" Commissioned Portrait, Oil on canvas, 16 x 12 inches, Signed
  • "The Letter" Oil on stretched canvas, 16 x 12 inches, Signed, Bespoke frame
  • "Huntsman & Hounds" Oil on stretched canvas, Signed

British Contemporary

Artist and horseman, Michael Pirrett Sommers, lives and works in the Lincolnshire Wolds, England, with his American wife. He paints solely in oils and his works include portraiture, figure and equestrian. His paintings of horses are becoming increasingly popular and he has painted for horse owners home and abroad. In May 2011 he embarked on a new series of oil paintings entitled ‘A Tribute in Oils to Horses at War’.  He now rides at public historical events with a re-enactment cavalry unit attached to the American Civil War Society in the United Kingdom, and is a member of the Society of Equestrian Artists.

In the 1960’s Michael studied art and design at the old Grimsby School of Art. He then worked in advertising and graphic design and other occupations until the mid-1980’s when he began to paint more frequently and tutor aspiring amateurs. Over the years his work has been featured in regional and national magazines, including England’s Equestrian and Ireland’s Equestrian (2005/6).

For Michael, working at the easel is a private affair and, despite having paintings with collectors in Europe, New Zealand, Dubai, America and Australia, for years he fought against exhibiting his work until persuaded to do so between 1996 and 2000, during which time he won three coveted oil painting awards.

Framing is bespoke, hand-coloured to complement the painting.


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