Michael CALVER

Michael CALVER

Calver, born in Kent, trained at St Martins and Winchester Schools of Art. His work has developed out of a concern with the affective and spatial qualities of colour. At first, reductive means were used to obtain a clear minimalist aesthetic. More recently, his work has shown a more complex use of shape and form. These elements have evolved, in a subterranean way, from his regular use of a sketchbook to draw directly from the localities in which he finds himself. In his artist's statement reproduced here he states that this is a practice that sharpens his attentiveness.

In 2003 and 2005 Calver was awarded 'Grants for the Arts' by the Arts Council England, and in 2007 he was in receipt of a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant.

He has exhibited widely in the UK and also in Germany and Dubai. Print, paintings and drawings have been exhibited recently at The Exchange in Penzance and at the artist led Bucca Gallery in Newlyn. 



works and access

Work incl: Theory of Emblems (2011)




The Exchange, Penzance 'Print!' Apr-Jul 2011: Contemporary and historic prints/printmakers

Mariners Chapel, St Ives, 'Uncharted Landscapes' Aug-Sep 2011 (NSA Exhibition)


Newlyn Society of Artists

misc further info

 Delegate at Penzance Convention, 2012.


Who's Who in Art, 33rd edition

2006: Exhibition Catalogue: Full Spectrum, Sherborne House, Dorset; 


Exhibition card: Print! 2011 The Exchange, Penzance

2011: F Ruhrmund 'When two societies collide', review of NSA exhibition in St Ives