Meet Michael Crosswaite

Meet Michael Crosswaite

How long have you been creating art for and how often do you do art?

I’ve been creating art regularly for about five years. I started out at Crisis in East London. They had art classes for complete beginners and I learnt from their course.

What is your technique? What do you enjoy painting/drawing? 

The specific technique I have is I start painting elements that are furthest away, then progress forward.

The important thing to remember is that you can’t really go wrong with art. With painting, you can just go mad! If you don’t like it, just let it dry for a bit and paint over it. There’s no right or wrong with painting.

I like to paint animals and landscape pictures- I used to have a dog, and I love animals.

What is your best experience or memory associated with art? 

The best experience would be the time when I sold my art; a picture of Stormzy, at an online auction hosted by the Outpost. It was sold for £900 to a princess from Saudi Arabia!