Residency + Workshops with Michelle Parsons
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 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 …