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A little about Michelle...

It was at a very early age that I realised I had a soft spot for animals. I have always been so intrigued by their personalities, their movements and their individual characteristics. It didn’t take long for me to merge my love for animals with my love for art, and I began painting wildlife and pet portraits.

 

My drive to keep creating comes from a desire to capture the essence of these beautiful creatures before they disappear and to share these unique celebrations of life with others. If I could honor every creature on canvas I would, and hopefully one day I can achieve just that.
 

With a love for textures, composition and colour my works are often recognisable by the soft brush strokes of pastel colors contrasted against the clear representations of the subject.

I hope to create artworks that allow you as a collector to take with you a piece of nature, a reminder of what beauty our earth entails and a reminder of its vulnerability. My artworks aim to reflect a world of liberty, and instill a sense of calm, hope and purity.

When purchasing a piece from me, in particular an original artwork, you’re buying more than just an object. You’re purchasing a labour of love created from a place of joy.

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ARTIST CV

 

AWARDS

 

City of Bayswater Youth Award Runner Up - 2015

Hypervision Overall Winner - 2014

WA Screen Award for Best Student Film – WASA- 2013

 

Bayside City Council Jump Cut Film Festival – Commendation – 2013

 

Finalist –Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards – Animation Category - 2013

Outstanding Achievement in Cert III Digital Media – Central Tafe 2012

 

Finalist – Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards – Animation Category – 2012

 

Third Year Academic Excellence Award – Curtin University- 2011

 

EDUCATION

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Curtin University – 2012

 

Certificate IV in Animation – Central Tafe – 2012

 

Certificate III in Digital Media – Central Tafe – 2012

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Curtin University Art Collection- ‘The Presence in the Absence’ 2011

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

Hypervision 2014 Art Exhibition, City of Swan,2014

“25 under 25” Feast your eyes exhibition, Moores Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle 2013

 “Hatched” National Graduate show, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, Australia 2012

 

“NFFTY” National Film Festival for Talented Youth, Seattle, USA 2012

 

“In Transit” Wellington St Bus Station, Perth, Australia 2010