For as long as I can recall, creative expression has both excited me and helped to bring me into the here and now. From capturing the beauty of nature to the whimsy of animals, there are many themes that resonate in my work. Recently I've enjoyed the freedom and flexibility of mixed media, particularly the ability it affords me to explore the interaction between materials. I'm forever surprised by the results as they take me in new and playful directions including the organic granulation of water colour pigments, the smooth tonal gradations of oil paint, and with the boldness and flexibility of acrylic paint, all bring unique qualities to my work and are a joy to explore.
As a qualified secondary art and design teacher, I have had the opportunity to work with, and learn from, many aspiring artists and designers over the years. Currently, when I’m not making my own art, I love sharing my love of creating and discovering new media as an art tutor with adults and children at the Henley and Grange Arts Society.
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Education (Secondary Art and Design) - University of South Australia, and a Certificate of Art Therapy – College for Educational and Clinical Art Therapy