Artist Statement: Michelle Angelique is a traditional artist based in Sydney, Australia. She specialises in fusing the real with the abstract in her oil paintings and graphite/charcoal drawings. It is the beauty of emotion and everything that comes from within that allowed her to naturally gravitate towards portraiture and seascapes representing calm and fantastical scenes. It is her use of colour, layering and texture that help her achieve an ethereal yet grounded feel, particularly when combined with the beautiful shine of metal leaf. Each unique piece is carefully created to tell a particular story, infused with the richness and beauty of emotion. Those who wish to know her story need only look at each piece she creates.
Artist Bio: From a young age, I've been inspired by the great, classical painters and consequently falling in love with using realism to explore and portray fantastical, mythological and emotional themes. In recent times, however, I have been incorporating abstract techniques in my work.
After studying Psychology and Music degrees, I went on to study concept art at the Enmore Design Centre. It was the traditional lessons there that re-ignited my love for traditional drawing and painting.
My business began with friends commissioning artworks for their loved ones, and selling prints of my work on other websites. It wasn't long before I started my website and began doing more commissions and selling more original paintings and prints. In mid-2017 I quit my full-time day job to build my business and work on my craft full-time. I am involved in every aspect of my art - buying materials, painting and varnishing, photographing, printing, packing and sending. I believe in quality work, and putting 100% into every piece I create, whether it's an original, a commission, or a print.
I currently work in my home studio in Sydney.