1936 - ?

As John Michael R. Wootton he was born at Wharfedale, Yorkshire in 1936, son of George R. Wootton and his wife Lilian Elsie née Glasspool (1908-1996), who married at Leeds in 1933. He married in the Gipping district of Suffolk in 1990, Wendy M. Robinson. Mike Wootton started painting on his retirement, attending a Marine Drawing and Watercolour course tutored by Michael Norman [q.v.] at Suffolk College Summer School in 1993. He has since attended various watercolour courses tutored by James Fletcher-Watson (1913-2004), Paul Banning and Anthony Osler [q.v.] mainly at Dedham Hall in Essex. He paints in the traditional pure watercolour style, influenced by James Fletcher-Watson and Leonard Squirrell [q.v.], with land and seascapes and buildings as his preferred subjects. A member of the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists has exhibited both solo and jointly at various venues including the Haste Gallery and Ancient House Gallery in Ipswich and at Ipswich School, Ipswich Sports Club and Felixstowe Golf Club plus the Ipswich Art Society and Orwell Art Club annual exhibitions. He lives at Mill Cottage, Mill Lane, Great Blakenham, Ipswich.

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