michelle dawson

Michelle recently received a 'highly commended' in the Portia Geach Memorial Awards.
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Born in New Zealand, Michelle moved to Australia in 1985. She has been working as a professional artist since 1996 and has studied both in Australia and the UK. Her work invariably includes animals, although of late the creatures have begun to cross breed and hybridize into strange beasts. Her current predilections include; Tasmanian tigers, dodos, big cats, hyenas, crows, wings (on anything), fairy-tales, halos, pomegranates, Velasques ruffs, putti, stormy skies, & monsters. She lives and works in a converted church near the coast in rural Australia.

"I would write on the lintels of the door-post whim. I hope it is somewhat better than whim at last, but we cannot spend the day in explanation"
Ralph Waldo Emerson


recent works

 hare-do                                                         Sparrow man 

sleeping sphinx graphite,earth,watercolour on paper 220cm x 80cm