Michelle Ranson is an award winning and international selling painter, illustrator and fine artist. She gained a degree in Fine Art in 2005 at Colchester Institute’s School of Art and Design, she then formed a career as an Art teacher before becoming more established as an artist in 2012.
Michelle is inspired by a range of art movements including
Abstract Expressionism, Surrealism, Modernism & Conceptualism.
Her current paintings deals with the spiritualism in pattern (used as a narrative) based on her coastal and countryside ramblings. These are depicted in the form of abstract canvases with the occasional use of the figure, referencing human place within natural surroundings and the mindfulness in which nature provides.
Michelle’s images are mysterious in their settings, yet have a sense of the familiar about them, making her work accessible to all through encouragement of individual interpretation
Michelle is also an acclaimed illustrator. Her project 'The Daily Sketch' is in its 5th Year. A sketch a day is created then placed online for sale. This has become an important part of her artistic process and has attracted collectors of these small works all over the world with nearly 1700 sold.
Michelle has exhibited throughout East Anglia, Edinburgh, London, Kent and Sussex.
Michelle has exhibited throughout East Anglia and London.
'Best Abstract' Award at Master of Arts International Exhibition, London 2013
Finalist for Master of Arts International Exhibition, Norwich 2012
(Selected, Hung, Sold) 'Retail' & 'Fragrance in the Wind' at Summer Exhibition 2012 Royal Academy in London
Life Cafe Sponsorship award for Fine Art 2005
William Wood Prize 1995 for Art & Design.