Artist statement

Michael Pullée's work has developed from personal observation and responses to the South Devon landscape, the sea and ships. Travel to the Mediterranean – Italy, Greece, turkey and Egypt – has widened his range of subjects. Drawings in a variety of media form the basis of most of the paintings. Many subjects are revisited, as a result of new observation or time. The size of the works varies depending on both subject and medium chosen. He is interested in images with a wide angle of view and experiments with triptych presentations or large images on paper.

Method of working

Wherever possible, direct observation of the subject is preferred. These are reinforced by photographic records. Images may be painted or drawn out of doors on site or in the studio – or from a boat or ship. His works varies in scale.  Pencil, conte stick, pen & ink, watercolour and oils are the most frequently used media. The onset of Parkinson’s and cataracts present new challenges, in terms of scale, images and completion.

Biographical Details

Leeds College of Art
National Service, Royal Navy
Royal College of Art
Scholarships, Awards and Prizes
Schweppes: Royal College of Art, Travel to USA to visit Industrial Design Courses
Clayton Travel Scholarship, Bootham, travel in Italy

Past Exhibitions

New English Annual Open
Patterson, Alpine, Albany
RA Summer Exhibition


The New English (represented in, 2006) by Kenneth McConkey, ISBN 1903973988