Michelle Harvey Art

 

 

I create atmospheric and ethereal landscapes which capture the beauty of nature

 

Painting is how I feel grounded and focused on the present. Ironically, my current work soars into the heavens, high above towering clouds and deep into atmospheric conditions that surround and abstract my sense of space and taps into vibrant daydreams.

Growing up in country NSW, my childhood was filled with road trips that took days, and the memories of vast, ever-changing landscapes viewed from the car window will always inform my practice. My landscapes are created intuitively, without reference but they all come from memory and feelings of places. They are becoming untethered from solid forms as I explore the essence of a landscape. I’ve placed myself within rather than observing from a distance. I am surrounded by the light, and the atmosphere. 

I work primarily in acrylic on canvas, with many delicate glazes and light layers to build depth and luminosity. This involves a deliberate challenge to the nature of acrylics, as I push and pull each layer and blend to achieve a softness, fluidity and movement reminiscent of dramatic skies and the light in a neon sunset.

My paintings come from a joyful practice moored in memories and the ever-shifting play of light in atmospheric landscapes.

 

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BIO

Melbourne based artist, Michelle Harvey, has been honing her skills in visual storytelling professionally since 2005 when she created her first design brand featuring original product from traditional artisan techniques.

Running a small business blended her personal aesthetics for finding beauty in the everyday with a strong appreciation of ancient craftsmanship, bringing about a perfect marriage of time-worn skills and unexpected beauty.

Michelle holds a Diploma of Fine Art from Latrobe Street College of Art and New Media, 2003.

 

PRIZES

Winner
Tumut Art Show, 'Local Scene' 2022

Highly commended
Hastings Art Show, Best In Show category 2022

People's choice
IBM Art Competition, IBM Melbourne 2006

  

EXHIBITIONS 

2024
'In All Weather', Arts Inc Gallery, Apollo Bay, Vic
Small Works Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic

2023
Birregurra Art Show, Birregurra, Vic
CUPS, Apollo Bay Arts Inc, Vic
Bayside Art Show, Brighton, Vic
Mt View Art Show, Glen Waverley, Vic
Fifty Squared Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic
ART Red Hill, Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula, Vic
Apollo Bay Art Show, Apollo Bay, Vic
Bendigo Art Show, Bendigo, Vic
Tumut Art Show, Tumut, NSW
'Stories of Land and Sea', Arts Inc Gallery, Apollo Bay, Vic
Small Works Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic

2022
Linden Postcard Show, Linden New Art, St Kilda, Vic

Inverell Art Prize, Inverell, NSW
Fifty Squared Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic
Incognito Art Show, Verona, Paddington, NSW
ART Red Hill, Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula, Vic
Clare Valley Art Show, Clare Valley, SA
Hastings Art Show, Hastings, Vic
Tumut Art Show, Tumut, NSW
Bendigo Art Show, Bendigo, Vic
Apollo Bay Art Show, Apollo Bay, Vic
'Coasting', Arts Inc Gallery, Apollo Bay, Vic
Small Works Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic

2021
Linden Postcard Show, Linden New Art, St Kilda, Vic
Small Works Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic
Squares 2021, Strathnairn Arts Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Fifty Squared Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic
Bendigo Art Show, Bendigo, Vic
Apollo Bay Art Show, Apollo Bay, Vic

2020
Linden Postcard Show, Linden New Art, St Kilda, Vic

2005
Linden Postcard Show, Linden New Art, St Kilda, Vic
Group show, Artholes Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic

2004
Linden Postcard Show, Linden New Art, St Kilda, Vic
'Women's Salon', Artholes Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic

2003 'a sense of calm', Artholes Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic
2002 Studio shows, Latrobe Street Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2001 Studio shows, Latrobe Street Gallery, Melbourne, Vic

 

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