Michelle Parsons Self Portrait oil painting on canvas
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 or a fish? Not really…

 

Michelle is always happy to discuss possible commissions; prices start from £200. Please get in touch to discuss your ideas…

“I work from live subject matter, it can be pretty tricky trying to get a lobster to stay still”

lobster sketch oil painting on canvas