Michael Chaitow is a painter whose work has a symbolist quality through themes developed from Nature and Natural Forms as well as the Human Figure.
Tim Hilton , of The Guardian says : “ His Paintings share something of the Form and Metaphysical concerns of William Blake. “
Sister Wendy Beckett recently said : “ Your work is overwhelmingly strong , a very powerful vision . You have also a great gift for Landscape , which I hope you will allow full scope. The work is Visionary , like Palmers , but with power “.
He attended the Central St. Martins School of Art, London, where he met and studied with Cecil Collins. Subsequently he won a two-year Commonwealth Painting Scholarship in India.
His main influences are Christian Icons & Hindu Stone Carving , as well as artists such as Graham Sutherland , Francis Bacon and Cecil Collins .