Michael PRAED

Michael PRAED

Michael was born in Cornwall and studied at both the Penzance and Falmouth Schools of Art. His paintings of boats, fishing ports and the coast of Cornwall are strong in both line and colour, having developed a personal style that can be readily recognised as his work.

His first solo show at NAG was in 1981, and his paintings have been part of many mixed shows both with NSA and at the Penwith Gallery, both of which artists' societies he has been a member. From 1978-80 he was Chairman of the NSA. He is a reguar exhibitor at Tregony Gallery on the Roseland peninsula. His son, Nick PRAED, is also an artist.



works and access

Harbour (c1982) in permanent collection, Falmouth Art Gallery

Works incl: Morning Light through the Gaps (2003) WCAA exhibit; Evening Light: Green and Blue Hues (2010) Newlyn Arts Festival


1972 Artists of Cornwall Exhibition, University of Birmingham (Orion Gallery Touring)

1977 NAG (mixed) Newlyn in Pont Aven

1981 Solo, NAG

1988: Art Share, in aid of NAG education outreach

1988: Celtic Vision (mixed)

1989: A Century of Art in Cornwall 1889-1989, Truro

2004: WCAA Founding Art Auction (2004), Queen's Hotel (Donor)

2009: 'Painters of West Cornwall', Group Exhibition in Central London, Eleven and a Half Art Gallery

2010: Open Art Exhibition (Selected) NAG, Newlyn Arts Festival

2017: Partners in Paint, Summerhouse Gallery, Marazion (9-23 Sept)

2019: A Cornish Springtime, Summerhouse Gallery, Marazion (April)

2021: Ten - A Celebration of Ten Years, Summerhouse Gallery, Marazion (21-28 Aug)

2022: Praed - Father & Son, Summerhouse Gallery, Marazion (27 May-10 June)

2023: Peninsula, Summerhouse Gallery, Marazion (June)



NSA 1972-3 list ff.

Queen's Hotel Group (1990s, now disbanded)

Penwith Society of Artists

misc further info

WCAA file


Cornishman 18 Nov 2010 'Arts Festival begins with a bang' (Newlyn's 4th Annual Arts Festival), F Ruhrmund, reviewer

Hardie (1995) 100 Years/Diary p136ff

McLeod, Alister J (1973) Newlyn Society of Artists 1895-1973 (NAG 12 page brochure)

Public Catalogue Foundation (2007) Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly: Oil Paintings in Public Ownership

W H Lane Sales Catalogue 23 Apr 2004 WCAA