In-Store Events: Residency + Workshops with Michelle Parsons

Residency + Workshops with Michelle Parsons

Residency – Saturday 18.08.18 10:00 to 19:00
Floral Painting Workshops – Sunday 19.08.18
13:00 to 14:30 + 15:30 to 17:00

Michelle is a full-time practicing artist and art tutor. Her oil paintings are based on Organic subject-matter such as fish, lobsters and flowers and she sell’s worldwide to interior designers, restaurants and private clients.
She has a degree in Fine Art and is a fully qualified art teacher. Michelle tutors local art groups in the London/ Essex area and works out of her art studio in Norsey Woods, Essex.

“Close-up organic forms create an abstracted expressive surface based on space, light, colour and texture. A sense of depth; blurred backgrounds and loose brushstrokes contrast with sharp detail and tighter representational mark-making. The longer I paint, the more I realise that my work is all about the composition as a whole. My style has an adaptive reverence for the subject and yet does not rely on it; elevating the forms with bright use of colour and suggestive mark-making. The resulting pieces are proud declarations of colour and expression. Colour, depth, texture and contrast – does is matter if it looks like a lobster a flower or a fish? Not really … “

During her residency time Michelle will be working from fresh flowers and plants. Completing a series of small-scale experimental studies using pen and ink, charcoal, and acrylic paint on thick textured paper, leading up to a large scale oil painting on canvas.

Michelle is also teaching 2 oil painting workshops at the store on Sunday 19th August, focusing on floral subject matter. In each session Michelle will guide participants through some experimental studies, leading up to creating a small abstract painting in acrylic.

For each workshops there is a maximum of 10 participants with all materials provided. To sign up for these sessions please visit Eventbrite or our Facebook page.

For more information on Michelle and her artwork take look at her website,
Michelle is always happy to discuss possible commissions; prices start from £300. Please get in touch to discuss your ideas …


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