Michelle Parsons August 28, 2018 – Posted in: Artists
Artist : Michelle Parsons
Original Oil - Michelle Parsons
“Close-up organic forms create an abstracted expressive surface based on space, light, colour and texture. A sense of depth; blurred backgrounds and loose brush-strokes 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 known for her large and expressive oil paintings of lobsters and fish and is often inspired by visits to Bilingsgate Fish Market.
“I work from live subject matter, it can be pretty tricky trying to get a lobster to stay still”
In 2016 Michelle’s work featured in an episode of Grand Designs with Kevin McCloud.
Michelle is a practising artist based in Billericay, Essex, UK. She specialises in oil paintings, commissions and giclee prints. She works on an organic theme – fish, animals, portraits ….. Lobster Artist