Michelle is a Sydney based Visual Artist with a Fine Arts background, currently immersed in her painting practice.
She has recently concluded a residency in the Alfred St Studios in the old Milsons Pt Bowling Club under the North Sydney Council Arts and Culture program. The Body of Work completed within this Residency contributed to a very successful exhibition in the North Sydney Council Chamber’s inTransit Art Space from 31st March to 4th May 2021.
Michelle also contributed to the “Homeward Bound” initiative of the North Sydney Council Arts and Culture from March 10th to 21st as well as the Headland Artist exhibition in the Landship, Georges Heights from March 20th to 28th and was a Finalist in Mosman 2088 earlier this year.
Going forward, she is delighted to take up an ongoing lease in Building 4 of the Headland Artist Precinct, Georges Heights, Middle Head and the artists hope to hold Open Studios and an accompanying exhibition in the Landship gallery in the week starting the 16th October .
Michelle has participated in a number of exhibitions including a joint exhibition with Deidhre Wauchop in May 2019 in the Creative Space in Abbott Rd , Curl Curl. Deidhre and Michelle were high school buddies and reunited after substantial careers in the Visual and Performing Arts. They entitled their venture “D & M’s High School Reunion ” representing concepts of SPIN and ICONIC respectively.
In recent years she has also been a finalist in the Northern Beaches Art Prize, Artisans in the Garden, Cultivate and Calyx in the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens and the Mosman Art Prize as well as taking on numerous commissions and consignments.
While much of Michelle’s earlier work reflected her Northern Beaches origin, she has extended her exploration and documentation of places and objects of cultural significance that may evoke nostalgia and create connection across a range of locations and people groups.
Michelle finds much inspiration in the works of Edward Hopper who stated “what I wanted to do was paint sunlight on the side of the house “. She finds enormous beauty in the light and angles of the everyday, what the Japanese would call wabi sabi and ichi-go ichi-e.