Saturday, 23 March 2013

Emerging Artists' Exhibition Opening Night

Last night was the esordio>debut>beginning exhibition Opening Night at the Zig Zag Gallery in Kalumunda.  It was also two years ago to the day that I went down to Nanga, Dwellingup to the Flora Bowley Bloom True Art Workshop.  I had five paintings on display and I sold one and received some positive feedback so it was a great night.  Many thanks to Marilyn Keys and the staff at the Zig Zag Cultural Centre Art gallery for this great opportunity.

Here are some pics:

The five paintings:

Memories from two years ago:

Top Left - Me with Flora and Donna Heart.
Top right - Flora with the paintings she created over that weekend.
Bottom Left - 'Follow Your Passion' 30" x 40" 76cm x 101cm
Bottom right - 'Live Your Dream' 30' x 30' 76cm x 76cm

These were the biggest paintings I had ever created at the time, originally I hated them as they didn't look like Flora's or a typical Flora style painting but I came to love them and am glad that I have my own style of painting.  Flora's workshop opened up my artistic world to one which uses tools other than brushes - foam brushes, kitchen sponge, bubble wrap, rubber matting and other found objects such as lids, corks as well as stencils.


  1. Great new, congrats on the sale! The paintings look really beautiful together. I think my favourite is "Bird Bath". Looks like you enjoyed yourself. What a great two years it's been for you. :)

  2. Love your work Michelle. Congratulations. I just had a paint workshop tonight & showed them the flora bowler vid you posted in ANZ community. She is so inspiring:) thanks

  3. So proud of you. Looks like a great show and you looked beautiful! Good for you!

  4. Congrats to you Michelle! What a beautiful night you had. I can see your bravery coming through more and more. Your paintings are amazing and I can see how they are growing since we first "met."


  5. Your work is so vibrant and uplifting Michelle - I really enjoy seeing them here and hope to see them at the exhibition asap.
    I love the colours - very uplifting. Congratulations on the sale!


    You deserve all this and more!


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