Mike Bernard R.I.


1957                    Born  Dover, Kent

1974 - 75            Foundation: Medway College of Art & Design

1975 – 78           BA Hons in Fine Art: West Surry College of Art & Design

1978 - 1981        Post Graduate Studies: Royal Academy Schools, London

1997                  Elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours


1980 – 1999    Farnham Adult Education Institute

1980 – 1984    South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell

1981                West Surrey College of Art and Design

1981                Treloar College, Alton

1981 – 1996    Southampton Institute of Higher Education

1983 – 2000    Private Painting Courses


1999                   John Blockley Gallery, Stow on the Wold

2000/01              Brian Sinfield Gallery, Burford      

2002                     Fowey River Gallery, Fowey, Cornwall

2002/04               David Curzon Gallery, Wimbledon

2004/05/07/08   Marine House at Beer, Devon

2010-14                Marine House Beer, Devon

2016/18               Marine House, Beer, Devon

2003/05/07         Broadway Modern, Broadway

2010-12/14           Broadway Modern, Broadway 

2006/09/13/16    Walker Gallery, Harrogate

2007                     Linda Blackstone Gallery, Pinner

2007                     Rowley Contemporary Art, Winchester

2008/10                Oakham Gallery, St James, London

2009/11/12/15/17  Panter & Hall, Mayfair

2012/15                   Bath Fine Art, Bath

2013/15/17              Fowey River Gallery, Fowey, Cornwall

2017/19                  Wimbledon Fine Art

Numerous Group Exhibitions including….

RI Annual Exhibitions, Mall Galleries, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Art Fairs in Hong Kong, London, New York & Singapore


Elizabeth Greenshields Fellowship 1981 and 1987 (Royal Academy)

David Murray Studentship 1978/80/81 (Royal Academy)

1ST Prize Stowells Trophy 1981 (Royal Academy)

British Institute Prize (Royal Academy)

Lanseer Prize (Royal Academy)

Highly Commended Award 1990 Silver Longboat Exhibition, Portsmouth City Art Gallery

Laing Landscape Painting Award 1993

R. I. Exhibition Mall Galleries London

Kingsmead Gallery Award 1999

Stuart Defries Award 2003

Lincoln Joyce Gallery Award 2007

The Ranelagh Press Award RI  2009

Dry Red Press Award 2018



“Collage, Colour and Texture in Painting” by Mike Bernard & Robin Capon Published 2010

Artist Magazine

International Artist

Leisure Painter

Artists and Illustrators Magazine

Draw and Paint

Included in numerous books and articles