ABOUT THE ARTIST
Where do you create from?
You can find me in my home studio, in beautiful Perth,Western Australia.
What mediums do you use to paint?
I work primarily with Oils and Acrylics, I enjoy the colour, depth and richness they offer. Every now and then I will crack out the pastels!
Is painting the only artistic medium you work in?
I am also a Stop Motion Animator. You can see my stop motion short films at: WWW.STOPMOTIONANIMATION.COM.AU.
Did you study Fine Arts?
I have a bachelors degree in Fine Arts as well as a Cert IV in Animation. You can see more about my training and education on my CV PAGE.
Do you use social media platforms?
Yes, you can find me here:
Can I order my own commissioned painting?
Yes, I enjoy the challenge of bringing to life your family pets, creating a piece based on a favourite colour pallet in your home, or any other specific requirements.
Please complete the COMMISSION A PAINTING FORM. I'm happy to provide a quote or discuss with you in more detail what you're interested in(with no obligation).
Do you only paint animals?
My passion is painting wildlife; my talents extend beyond fur, tails, and floppy ears. Please visit my ORIGINAL PAINTINGS GALLERY to see a more extensive portfolio of my artwork.
Where can I buy your artworks?
You can visit my online shop to buy an original artwork or a print. The online shop and checkout system have been created with care to make sure your buying experience is as simple as possible. I do understand online shopping is not for everyone, so alternatively if you prefer not to buy online get in contact via the CONTACT page and we can make other arrangements!
How do I keep my painting safe from damage?
Original Paintings should be kept out of direct sunlight and away from condensation such as the kettle or bath.
Is every artwork signed by the artist?
Yes! Every Original Painting is signed by Michelle for authenticity.
Does a painting have a number like a print does?
A painting does not have a number and that is because it is one of a kind! There is only ever one original, it is a 1/1.
What is a Limited Edition Print?
All prints are created as a part of a limited edition. If the prints number is 2/50, it means that only 50 prints will be produced in this edition and this particular print is the second one printed. Once the edition runs out no more will be produced. You can request a specific print number if you wish, prints do not have to be printer numerically. All prints are signed for authenticity.
What is the difference between an original painting and a print?
An original painting is a unique creation that no one else will ever have. You will see the individual textured brushstrokes and the distinct grain of the canvas.
A print is a multiple of an original. An image of the original is transferred from a printmaking surface onto paper under direction of the artist. Some prints are limited editions signed by the artist and numbered: “4/50” indicates that no more than 50 will be printed.
Can I order my print already framed?
Yes, you can. I don't currently offer a framing option through the online shop due to shipping complications, but I am more than happy to organise framing for your prints if you are located within the Perth Metro area and prints can either be hand delivered or picked up. To order a framed print get in contact via the CONTACT page.
Will my print last forever?
Your print can last forever. Here are some guidelines that will ensure your print stays good as new.
It may go without saying, but, first and foremost, frame the print. A frame will not only showcase the print, but also protect it. Hang the print away from bright sunlight (and bright artificial light) that will cause the colors to fade and the paper to discolor. Moderate light for a limited time is fine.
Hang the print with a slight forward tilt so air can circulate around it. Extreme changes in temperature will warp the paper.
Avoid dents, tears, and creasing by carefully holding the print by diagonally opposite corners.
How do I frame my print?
The most common way to frame a print is by matting - one or two layers- within a frame. An off-white is my personal preference as an artist for the mat-board colour. There are many different styles and colours of frames, my suggestion is a white or off-white frame. Be sure to match the mat to the frame.
If you visit a framers they will be able to show you some different options for framing.
Some recommendations for framers in Perth WA are:
Can I buy any standard frame ?
My print sizings are created with my customers in mind. I know that budgets differ for my buyers so I have standardised my print sizes to make it easier for you to find a frame no matter your budget.
You should be able to find a frame at one of your nearby department stores that will fit your print just fine.
Although cheaper standard sized frames are a very acceptable option, they aren't a replacement for quality. Professional framers custom frame your prints with the materials and methods that will make your print last longer. Not only do they use methods to enhance the longevity of your print, but they can also offer you a variety of framing and matting options that far outreach anything you'd find in a store.
How Much Does Shipping Cost?
Shipping costs are calculated at the checkout. Here you can see the cost of shipping before having to process any payments.
Can I retrieve my painting in person to save on shipping costs?
Yes, I provide the option of picking up your purchase during the online checkout process. You're welcome to arrange pick up from a local address.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, you can choose this option during the online checkout process.
What methods of payment do you offer?
We currently accept payment via Paypal, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover and Apple Pay.
Unfortunately Direct Bank Transfer is not yet available via the checkout.
If you would like to organise a Direct Bank Transfer Payment please contact Michelle via the CONTACT page.
How long will my parcel take to arrive?
Please allow 2-3 working days from order confirmation to dispatch. You will be sent an Australia Post tracking number for your parcel. Parcels should be received within 12 working days within Australia. International Orders should allow more time.
If you have selected Local Pickup you will be contacted asap via email to organise a time and location.
Shipping Original Artworks
If you are buying an Original Artwork it is preferable that it is collected from the Local Pickup Point (Perth Metro Area). If you live outside the Perth Metro Area, your original artwork can be shipped, but the canvas will need to be removed from the canvas frame and it will be the duty of the buyer to get the canvas re stretched onto a frame after it is received. If you would like to buy an original painting and have it shipped to your address domestically or internationally please use the contact us page to make a request. We will then be able to give you an accurate quote for shipping.