Michael Alford lives and works in London. Known for an expressive painting style that fuses classical techniques with a sharp, modern sensibility, he exhibits extensively in the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe.
Alford's earliest art training came from his father, a colonel in the Royal Engineers, who taught him to draw in perspective from a young age. After a stint in the Royal Marines, Alford studied Spanish and Arabic at Durham University which allowed him to travel extensively in South America and the Middle East. While wandering around the world, Michael kept detailed sketchbooks to record everything he saw. After returning, he chose to study art at the Slade School and the Chelsea School of Art.