michele courage – vibration artist
Art for the Soul
Becoming a Vibration Energy Artist…
Large Abstracts are my first love. Paintings and art products have always been involved in my life – I grew up with both of my parents being artists. My father John Dunn was a well known ceramist and potter in South Africa who together with my mother Tina Dunn (wildlife and collage artist) and Tim Morris (potter) and Mickey Korzenik (sculptor) started the Crocodile Arts and Crafts trail – our studio was open the first weekend of every month and it was here that I first started exhibiting my work around 16 years of age.
My journey as a Spiritual Artist now, has brought me to a beautiful part of the world (Wellington, New Zealand), but I have also been fortunate enough to experience part of my life in Africa. I grew up in South Africa surrounded by art and artists – exhibiting and selling at the internationally known Rosebank Rooftop market. My love of exhibiting and promoting myself is heavily influenced by both my parents who always had their own home gallery/studio open to the public as well as my previous experience in advertising.
My work has been a journey for me and since coming to New Zealand in 2009, it’s been linked to my spiritual growth. The realisation that colour has healing properties and that paintings and products created with that intention are extremely powerful, sees me moving in a new direction with my art which is much more spiritual and intuitive. I now call myself a Vibration Artist as my work is now so closely connected to my spirituality and reflects my passionate nature, revealing an insight into my ability to channel specific colours for healing using meditative techniques and then transfer these onto the canvas.
I have been channeling energy artwork for a few years now and have recently started mastering and understanding the transformative power these paintings can have. These Soul Vibration Artworks are a powerful doorway to enable a more rapid ascension into the 5th dimension of love and light, with the viewer being drawn into a deeper vision of your higher self. The frequency of the colours creates a vibration that emits out from the painting into your aura activating change and personal transformation. In other words, each painting will “speak’ differently to an individual, evoking feelings from, very often deep within. People who view my paintings often feel as if the paintings are vibrating with an energy which cannot be explained but rather felt on a deeply spiritual level. My passion lies with art, specifically creating large art and I especially love doing commissions for individuals – these specially commissioned artworks act as a ‘Compass for the Soul’.
In 2019 I am aiming to create some more large energetically channelled abstract pieces. I also want to facilitate a space for others to create large abstract pieces in a spiritully awakened environment which brings about creativity and healing. So look out for my Spiritual BOUTIQUE ART RETREATS coming soon.
What others say
“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
“Michele’s 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.” Gallery Owner
I have exhibited my work in group and solo exhibitions both in South Africa and New Zealand and because of my advertising background I have always done my own marketing of my work and my clients and artworks are dotted around the world.
- 2017 – Art Fusions Auckland, Exhibition @ Art By Rosie Tauranga
- 2016 – Private Exhibition Wellington, Nelson Art Expo, Original Art Sale Auckland
- 2015 – Private Exhibition Wellington
- 2010 – Solo Exhibition at Wellington Academy of Fine Art; Group Exhibition Thistle Hall Gallery, Wellington
2004 – 2009 – Exhibitions in South Africa including Decorex, Private, Rosebank International Market, Home Expo