Mike Stock started painting when he retired from teaching several years ago. The majority of his work is either in acrylic or in mixed media, and he is happiest when able to express himself on large canvases. He describes his work as contemporary, which is often expressed in a range of different styles. He draws upon his passionate love of the outdoors for his inspiration and many of his paintings incorporate water, skies, sunsets and mountains.
Mike continues to experiment and develop fresh ideas using colour to present pictures that are striking and capable of making a dynamic statement. His work was selected and published in Cancer Research Charity calendars. He has also undertaken large scale corporate commissions, including a major piece for Stirling Court in St, Johns Street, London EC1. Mike has exhibited at the Artshed Gallery, Ware, Broxbourne Civic Hall, Picturecraft Gallery in Holt, Norfolk and at a range of venues in Hertfordshire and Essex.