Michelle Doidge — Painter
I am an artist who loves to explore and experiment with a range of different styles and mediums. I strive to stretch myself as a painter – especially in my use of oils, pastels and metallic paints. In all of my work I try to capture form and texture – sometimes through unconventional methods such as applying polyfilla to create a 3D textural effect on contemporary abstract and semi-abstract pieces.
Art has always played a significant part in my life, and I have been a practising artist for over 30 years. Most of my skills have been largely self-taught – but also gained through amazing teachers at art classes that I have attended. My portfolio of work is ever expanding – both through my own experimentations as well as a number of private commissions.
Constantly inspired by the natural world, I am lucky enough to live just a stone’s throw from the ancient countryside of North Worcestershire. Landscapes and sunsets often feature in my work, as do the unspoilt seascapes of favourite coastal destinations across the country. I have also recently completed a series of animal portraits which I have found particularly enjoyable.
Currently I am working on a number of abstract and semi-abstract projects on large canvases including landscapes inspired by a recent holiday to the Scottish Highlands and textural compositions created through the use of palette knives.