New Zealand born contemporary artist who currently working from her studio in VIC Australia. Known for her fluid figurative and elegant still life paintings. Her palette is homely and perfect for the contemporary interior.
Sam Michelle enjoys putting together still life compositions. Part of this involves selecting the perfect floral posey – favourite flora include peonies, roses and various Australian natives. Sam also has a passion for interiors and colour trends. Her elegant paintings set the mood for any interior space and are sought after by stylists. Technically, her painting approach is confident with the use of contrasting colour, unique perspective and tone. Her studies are carefully prepared and provide reference for her larger paintings.
Sam also loves painting figurative works and is famous for her underwater swimmers. This underwater perspective combined with her use of light and colour evoke magical scenes of romance and whimsical summer times. These works are also painted in her studio with reference to a series of photographs she took.
Sam Michelle’s Solo Exhibition: Effloresce opens at KAB Gallery September 1. Meet Sam Michelle at KAB Gallery on Saturday September 2 (2-4pm) to celebrate her exhibition.