Mike McInnerney


I have been painting portraits of trees in west London woods and nature reserves for several years. Each gouache painting on paper is created and completed in a single live session. The pictures record improvised responses to a subject with a description that emphasizes the unique characteristic of trees and patterns of growth in nature.

Participated in the London counterculture scene in the mid sixties producing psychedelic posters, street murals and editorial graphics for the alternative press, galleries, clubs, events and demonstrations that defined the times.

A move into main stream media produced new opportunities for work creating images for the music industry such as cover artwork for the rock opera Tommy by The Who and illustrated opinion for journals that included the Sunday Times, New Scientist and Nova magazines.

Work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including the Whitechapel Art Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, Barbican Gallery, London and Tate Liverpool, Whitney Museum New York, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt  and Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich. Work has also been quoted in films such as ‘Almost Famous’ as well as discussed in the pages of Radio Times, Eye Magazine, Mojo Magazine and featured in broadcasts on BBC Radio 4, GLR Radio and BBC Television. Awards include a D&AD Silver and Joint Gold Award and New Musical Express Record Cover Award.

Mike's tree portraits have been exhibited at Kestle Barton in Cornwall and on the Art Wall at Kensington Place.

 

  • Abandoned Cemetery, Barn Elms by Mike McInnerney
  • Alder Sapling, Kestle Barton, Helford, Cornwall by Mike McInnerney
  • Angel In Abandoned Cemetery, Barn Elms, SW13 by Mike McInnerney
  • Barn Elms by Mike McInnerney
  • Barn Elms Fishing Lake, SW13 by Mike McInnerney
  • Barnes Station, SW13 by Mike McInnerney
  • Beverly Brook, Barnes, SW13 by Mike McInnerney
  • Bishop's Park, SW6 by Mike McInnerney
  • Blossom Tree, Gunnersbury Triangle Nature Reserve, W4 by Mike McInnerney
  • Dukes Hollow Nature Reserve, Chiswick, W4 by Mike McInnerney
  • Entrance To Dukes Hollow Nature Rerve, Chiswick, W4 by Mike McInnerney
  • Frenchman's Pill, Kestle Barton, Helford, Cornwall, TR12 by Mike McInnerney
  • Frenchman's Pill, Kestle Barton, Helford, Cornwall, TR12 by Mike McInnerney
  • Fulham Palace Gardens, SW6 by Mike McInnerney
  • Greenfield Farm, OX49 by Mike McInnerney
  • Gunnersbury Triangle Nature Reserve W4 by Mike McInnerney
  • Kingsmere Lake, Putney Heath, SW15 by Mike McInnerney
  • Leg O'Mutton Nature Reserve, Barnes, SW13 by Mike McInnerney
  • Leg O'Mutton Nature Reserve, Barnes, SW13 by Mike McInnerney
  • Obelisk At Abandoned Cemetery, Barn Elms, SW13 by Mike McInnerney
  • Putney Heath, SW15 by Mike McInnerney
  • Putney Heath, Winter, SW15 by Mike McInnerney
  • Sun Spot, Barn Elms by Mike McInnerney
  • Tombstone, Abandoned Cemetery, Barn Elms, SW13 by Mike McInnerney