Michelle was interested in art from an early age, sketching portraits of family and friends and then, in her teens, going on to study languages and art at college.
Michelle is a full time artist and tutor and can often be seen sketching and painting in and around Devonport. She draws her inspiration from New Zealand’s vibrant colours and stunning coastal scenery. Passionate about sketching and painting people and animals, capturing movement and that moment in time. Enjoying working in pencil, ink pen, water colours, and oils, her paintings are bold and rich in colour.
She has successfully exhibited, and sold, at the Art Works in the Hilton Exhibition, St Mary’s College (Freemans Bay), North Shore City Art Awards, Carmel College, Vauxhall Fine Art Exhibition, The Depot, Devonport, and the Lake House, Mairangi Arts Centre, Bruce Mason and Art of This World.
Michelle has also worked as a volunteer at Mapura assisting groups of people with art who have had strokes or disabilities.
Michelle lives in Devonport with her family and her well painted Golden Retriever Rhubarb. www.michellemalefineart.com