Michelle was born in Ayrshire and moved to Glasgow in her early 20s. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2006 with a BA(hons) in Fine Art after a successful degree show.
Ever since childhood Michelle has been fascinated by all things geometric. She saw the world primarily in terms of a myriad of groups of shapes and colours. She later developed an interest in computer technology and admired computer manipulation of imagery to create a very geometric and 'broken down' look. Michelle wondered what it would be like to go back to the old school and create such imagery using a humble paintbrush and a few tubes of paint.
All of Michelle's work is hand-painted from scratch without the aid of media packages. However, she finds herself mimicking the outcomes achieved through the use of digital media as she strives to give the paint brush a more modern status in a world that is, little by little, trying to forget it.
Furthermore, by dissecting the image into many small blocks of colour, Michelle invites the viewer to appreciate the true, enormous spectrum that we see in faces, objects and places on a day-to-day basis.