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Michelle is a Published Author,

And Author of " Little Fish, Little Fish Can You Swim"? Also a sometime collaborative illustrator .....
A Teacher of Swimming who specializes in Infant Aquatics, Who has been winding down her, Accredited Swim Center in Darwin, N.T.

Michelle has owned and operated businesses in Darwin including the "Gourmet Galley" At the Wharf Precinct, But her love of Painting , Poetry and Writing always draws her back.

A Wife, And busy mum of two gorgeous children aged 9 & 11.

Michelle's numerous vocation's include Teaching/Photography Painting /Modelling /Mining & Haul Pac Driving!!
Pearling/Poetry and Writing!

Michelle wanted to pass on her skills and knowledge to others, Giving them the confidence & Love of the water that she still possess today!!
She has also lived in very remote towns of Kununurra in the Kimberley's in W.A, Whilst employed as a Heavy Plant Operator @ One of the Worlds largest Diamond Mines.

Michelle has also lived in Broome in W.A, Where she immersed herself into the "Pearling Industry", Learning all facets of the industry.
From working on the boats, Grooming & Collecting shell, Grading Pearls & All the processes in between!!

Both are Absolutely"Magical" parts of the World !! This is where most of Michelle's inspiration comes from and growth as an Artist.....

Michelle has a Passion for People, Painting and Writing & loves seeing the exchange of knowledge and the rewards that follow, From giving the "Gift" Of Swimming for life, Not only for children but for many adults as well.......

Michelle likes a challenge, And her next goal would be to open her very own gallery....

Hope You Enjoy my Original Artwork & Can Feel it's Magical Pull & Intentions......xx

Education

Born in Perth Western Australia 1971, To a Glaswegian family, Who then travelled to South Africa lived in Johannesburg until I was 2, Then moved to California where I spent 10 years in San Francisco!!
Returned to Perth as a Teenager, Finished year 7, And some of year 8, My heart just wasn't into School....
Started a Career in Modelling, Briefly returned to the U.S.A. & Spent time in Jamaica!!
I guess you can say, I had more of a worldly upbringing & education .....
Who needs Algebra!!

Exhibitions

My very First Exhibition was in Broome where I showcased my " BYO" Collection, Which consisted of only Blue ,Yellow & Ochre colours, I entered 4 Artworks', All of which Sold on the night, And I won first prize!! I have also had my Artwork displayed @ The Northern Territory Art Gallery....

Press

I have had many articles of not only my painting's, But Also my books covered in Media & Local Press....

Influences

After spending many years "Diamond Mining" For De-Beers, And Argyle Diamonds'....
In some of the most remote and totally untouched area's of the Kimberley's & Broome in Western Australia, I would have to say that my often;
Abstract work has a very strong connection to my Honorary Clan, The "Gidja Tribe".....
Where my "SKIN NAME" Is the Bush Turkey!!

I also have a very strong connection to Buddha' Spending as much time as possible in "Indonesia", Another very special place that allows me to be close to Nature, The Sea & The land!!

60cm (W) x 75cm (H)
Acrylic on prepared canvas, Some Gauche.
$645
70cm (W) x 75cm (H)
Acrylic with use of Gauche and local Broome Shells, On Prepared Canvas. Use of Brushing Technique's and Sea Sponge.
$905
65cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Acrylic on prepared Canvas, Ready to Hang, Varnished.
$725
70cm (W) x 65cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas
$825
60cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic paint in deep Ochre,Yellow and Purple tones, With the Use of Gold Leaf. On Premium Cotton Duck, Prepared with Acrylic Gesso, Includes Stretcher
$965