Michael Treanor is a self taught watercolour artist who has devoted countless hours trying to create mood and atmosphere in his work. He explores the infinite possibilities available to the artist working in the medium of watercolour. Inspired to achieve light, transparency movement and fluidity in his work, Michael has developed his own distinctive style from experimentation and a personal desire to represent land and seascapes in a subtle and dramatic way. The qualities he most admires in watercolour painting are freshness and spontaneity and he endeavours to achieve this in all his work. Most recently Michael has developed his work into pastels and oils.
Michael enjoys representing the street life of world cities, inparticular the city of Liverpool capturing the less recognised city scenes, such as back streets and café bars. The coastal stretch from Crosby to Formby constantly challenges his atmospheric watercolour skills. Michael also regularly travels to the Provence area of France, visiting the village of Flayosc, where he continues to represent local scenes, the villages in the hills and the coastal harbours.
Michael was runner up in last years Lancashire Life Landscape Artist of the Year.