By day, Michelle works behind the scenes on some of your favourite television shows, mostly for the BBC. But out of hours, she is happiest immersing herself in the intricacies of her arts and crafts. Michelle is a proponent of hand-crafted works and is based in a small home-studio space in her native Stockport, where she hones her unique texture-based art.
Around 15 years ago she was living in London and originally started selling her works on a regular street stall at the Marylebone farmers market. Occasionally you can still find her at the odd local craft and community fair, but mostly now her work is on commissions alone.
Michelle says: “I love exploring colours and shapes in the everyday. As I walk down the street I am endlessly fascinated by seeing things like single leaves that hold a full spectrum of colour or pebbles that are shaped like hearts. It is this everyday beauty that inspires my work and the repurposing of the materials I use.
Colours explores the idea of a world without these wonderful and varied elements in it. Life fading from full colour into a whitewashed emptiness would be tragic and this is my reminder to enjoy the rainbow you see in everything, everyday.”