Michael Praed was born in Cornwall and studied at both the Penzance and Falmouth Schools of Art. His paintings of boats, fishing ports and the coast of Cornwall are strong in both line and colour, having developed a personal style that can be readily recognised as his work.
His first solo show at NAG was in 1981, and his paintings have been part of many mixed shows both with NSA and at the Penwith Gallery, both of which artists’ societies he has been a member. From 1978-80 he was Chairman of the NSA. He is a reguar exhibitor at Tregony Gallery on the Roseland peninsula.