Michelle is an accomplished creative arts graduate with extensive experience in the Arts & Media. Having studied at Bath Spa University - where she achieved a BA (Hons) in Creative Arts - she has held exhibitions in both Bath and North Devon, most recently at Walcot Chapel in Bath, the Landmark in Ilfracombe and the Flying Fish Gallery as part of the North Devon Festival. She's also worked on a variety of editorials in her capacity as both an artist and a writer, and is working on her second novel 'Furious'. Her first novel 'Curious' is a piece of literary fiction with a magical realist thread that combines elements of quantum physics, archaeology and ancient magic.

Michelle works with metallic and matte acrylics on canvas, adding layer upon layer of thin paint to create depth and movement within her paintings which can alter - sometimes dramatically, sometimes subtly - according to the strength and angle of the light source. She also digitally enhances and manipulates photographs of her work to create additional abstract images as part of a wider exploration regarding altered perceptions.

Influenced by Kandinsky - who believed that colour, like sound, evoked emotion - Michelle revels in the use of vibrant colours and their resonating power to stimulate emotions and stretch the mind. She says: "By stretching one's ability to perceive everything around us in new and sometimes unexpected ways, a foundation can be created from which to challenge the perceptions of others, especially those who would deny the essence of individuality."'