I am a contemporary artist living on the Kapiti Coast of NZ. My art practice is based on the human experience and my focus is on light and the illusion of sculptural spaces on the 2d surface. I create large glass-like worlds from inks on paper, canvas, aluminium and board.
I have been a full time professional artist for 25 years, 15 of those were dedicated to private and corporate commission work. For the last 10 I have focused on developing my own vision/work and have exhibited over 70 times in group and solo shows internationally. I believe strongly in human rights and have participated in shows such as the Ubuntu Charity Show in Seoul that raised $150 000 for malnourished children of North Korea and Sweden’s exhibition “In recognition of Malala Yousafzai” which raised funds for education.
Seeing as there were no large scale art events existing on the UK peninsula (where I moved to in 2007 - and surprisingly despite a population of over 300 000), I founded and organised the Wirral Open Studio Tour (an arts trail for professional artists) which received Arts Council funding in 2010 and is still going strong today despite my recent move to NZ.
I have collectors in several countries as well as having work in private and corporate collections globally. You can find me on Instagram/Twitter and Facebook (although am pulling away from the later) @artymicheline. https://www.instagram.com/artymicheline