Restrick began his training at Reading College before continuing his studies at Winchester School of Art under the critical eyes of Ian Dawson and Jim Unsworth. Whilst on an exchange program in New York he developed an understanding of conceptual art practise under the mentoring and guidance of the highly regarded Roy Nicholson.
Restrick has been developing his characteristic screen printing techniques since 2011. Numerous pigments are repetitively layered before being washed and sanded back to reveal a fleeting, momentary, ethereal play of light and dark in the landscape.
Portraits are another element of Restrick's practice, which he pushes beyond the physical and experiments with more expressive techniques to portray the raw personal traits of the individual.
To view more of Michael's work visit his website www.michaelrestrick.com