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Hello! My name is Michelle. I'm a UK artist and creative coach from Swansea, Wales.
As an artist, my passion lies in painting soft ethereal landscapes and expressive portraits. However, my journey extends beyond the paintbrush. With a background in IT delivery management I am experienced in time management, productivity, and website development. As a creative coach I offer tailored guidance to fellow artists. My unique perspective as both an artist and a delivery manager enables me to provide comprehensive support in navigating the realms of creativity and entrepreneurship.
My landscapes capture the essence of nature's shifting moods while my portraits delve into the depths of human emotion. Both my landscapes and portraits have a touch of fantasy and mystery, transporting the viewer to a different world. My works have a depth that resonate with the people who view it. Each piece has its own story to tell and it speaks to each person in a unique and personal way.
The paintings that I create are not just a representation of the physical world and people around me, but also a reflection of my response. I also try to evoke emotions in the viewer, tapping into their personal experiences and state of mind.
The dreamy and atmospheric quality of my landscapes is achieved through soft blends and textures, usually in oils and cold wax medium. The raw emotional expressiveness of the portraits is achieved through a range of media including watercolours, acrylics, pastels and pencils. The abstract nature of my art leaves room for interpretation, encouraging the viewer to find their own meaning within the piece.Exhibitions
I currently exhibit at Queen Street Gallery, Neath. My artwork has been showcased in several exhibitions. In February 2023 Yr Ty Celf Gallery in Llanelli featured two of my pieces in the Gorwel-Horizon Exhibition, a group showcase of contemporary artworks. Later that year, the Llanwrtyd & District Heritage and Arts Centre included three of my pieces in the Peace Amongst Beauty Open Art Competition, where I was awarded first place for "Distant Summit". Additionally, in June 2023, the King Street Gallery hosted the Mixing it Up Exhibition, a joint exhibition where my abstract and impressionistic landscapes and florals were on display. I also took part in the Neath Art and Literature Festival in 2023, Queen Street Gallery’s 2023 Winter fayre and Queen Street Gallery's Open 2024.
Two of my works are currently exhibited at the Glynn Vivian Gallery in Swansea in the Swansea Open 2024.
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