Michele Courage is a professional artist who now lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She has a background in advertising having owned her own advertising agency in South Africa. Her passion lies with art, specifically large art. Michele creates her large works in acrylic, creating a focal point to compliment your decor. Her larger abstract pieces are created in such a way so as to convey a particular emotion, a feeling or an idea. Her work is closely connected to her spirituality and reflects her passionate nature, revealing an insight into her ability to absorb feelings, colours and moods and then transfer these onto the canvas.
The artworks are emotional channels to a greater insight into life and what life has to offer and experience. Within her paintings are small moments that can transport the viewer to a magical and calming place. There is an energy within Michele's paintings which simply put, can be uplifting.
Michele’s work hangs in private collections throughout the world from Cape Town to New York, Ireland, San Paulo, Canada, London, France and New Zealand.
Commissions Welcome - Michele loves working with her clients to create a special painting which will compliment their interior for that large wall in a home or office.
Michele's work constantly evolves and she experiments with new art endeavours all the time, check out her WORKSHOP/EVENTS page for exhibitions, retreats etc., but her large abstract pieces remain a constant.
"Upon closer inspection of Michele’s abstract work, it becomes evident that the viewer is pulled into the vast expanse of the two-dimensional picture plane only to step into a world of three-dimensional sensation. It is in her paintings, within the undefined borders of the abstract world that the sweeping lines created by motion of paint renders a visual expression of space, time and energy." - Gallery Owner
Why commission an artist?
Every space is different and everyone's décor is different. What works in one space may not work in another. By sitting down with Michele she can talk you through the different options of what will work for your space in terms of colours, size of painting etc. You choose the style and colours that will resonate with you.
Passion for art
Art is a personal thing. What one person loves, another may not. Michele loves working with clients on a one on one basis. By working with Michele to create your own special piece of art, you get the chance to be involved in the creative process. This means the art reflects you as an individual, leading to a unique, one of a kind piece of art that also compliments your décor