Michael Honnor was born in 1944 and grew up on the edge of Dartmoor, Devon, where his instinctive connection with wild landscape was forged.
He left Devon to read English at Oxford and then painting at Hornsey College and Byam Shaw School of Art. In 1978 he returned to live and paint on the edge of the Erme Valley, Dartmoor and it was at this time that he also set up the celebrated print workshop at Dartington Hall, where he continues to be Director & Tutor.
For Michael Honnor the wilder landscape of Britain has been a constant source of inspiration – and in the past few years he has also found material for his painting in Italy, Corsica, Portugal, France and Australia. Much of his work is done outdoors, in all weathers, and in particular in places where land meets water.
Michael Honnor has been exhibiting with Thackeray Gallery, London since 1988, as well as widely in the UK, throughout his career. His work can be seen in many Private, Public and Corporate Collections worldwide.