Michelle is a Sydney based Visual Arts Educator who practices and instructs across a range of media and related Art Theory.
She is currently immersed in her painting practice and has a number of works in private collections. Currently she is a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize and she has also been a finalist in the Northern Beaches Art Prize and a successful exhibiting artist in the Glenaeon Art Show in recent years.
Michelle is preparing for a joint exhibition in 2019 and applications to venues are in process.
While much of Michelle’s earlier work reflects her love of the Northern Beaches she also has recurring motifs of rooftops and shadows and wider ranging places, objects and beings of significance. Her recent move to Crows Nest has opened a whole new range of possibilities. She accepts commissions and will work in a range of scales and can use both oil and acrylic paints as well as drawn media.
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-ne.
Other influences include Clarice Beckett, Wayne Thiebaud, Rick Amor and Jeffrey Smart.