A Splendid Day
By Michelle Williamson
A young male Splendid Wren darts between the hanging branches of a gum tree. Families of Splendid Blue Wrens are of abundance throughout Perth, you just need to look closely. These beautiful birds move so swiftly from branch to branch, moving as a bunch searching the foliage floor for food.
100 x 100
With 16 years of dedicated experience, Michelle is a Perth-based oil painter specialising in depicting the captivating essence of animals and wildlife. Holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Curtin University, Michelle was recognized with a series of academic excellence awards during her studies as well as various awards to follow including Hypervision Overall Winner, Churchland’s People’s Choice Award and a WA Screen Award. Drawing inspiration from the rich and diverse Australian wildlife, she infuses her art with realism and evocative interpretations. Her artistic journey also encompasses crafting personalised pet portraits, immortalising the unique spirit of cherished companions. Oils are her chosen medium for their ability to breathe life into her creations. Through meticulous blending and layering, she achieves an encompassing atmosphere with a high level of detail. Each brushstroke and hue reflect her profound connection with nature, reflecting hours spent observing and studying the animal kingdom. By bringing her art into your home, you invite the wonder and tranquillity of the natural world, enriched by her passion for colour and composition. Michelle’s work is a testament to the harmonious coexistence of the wild and the familiar, a tribute to the remarkable creatures that grace our earth.