About

Michelle is a Sydney based Visual Artist with a Fine Arts background, currently immersed in her painting practice full time after a substantial career in Visual Arts education.

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.

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 entitled “Locale “.

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 that year.

Michelle has participated in a number of other 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.

More recently  she has 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.

In March 2022 Michelle won first prize in the inaugural Art@Mosman Rowers as judged and awarded by Ken Done. She also exhibited in “In This Box ” in the Corner Store gallery in Orange February 16th -26th and within “Mix Tape” in January and February – a group exhibition in the inTransit Art Space in the North Sydney Council chambers in Miller St, North Sydney.

Going forward, she has been delighted to take up an ongoing lease in Building 4 of the Headland Artist Precinct, Georges Heights, Middle Head and is currently holding an exhibition in Mosman Art Gallery entitled “Locale II ” running April 23 – June 26 within their Local Artist in Profile program.

Later in 2022 she will be exhibiting 20 “Specimen Box ” artworks for the 21st anniversary of the Artisans in the Garden in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney in October in the Lion Gate Lodge. These artworks are gouache studies of organic objects and creatures on related archival maps that celebrate the notion of habitat.

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.

You can get in touch with Michelle here.

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