PROJECTS

“I want to be an artist – not a sales person, not an art agent, I just want to create art that uplifts and engages audiences. I want to leave my mark on the world of art; I’d like to think that 50 years from now, my sculpture will still be seen and enjoyed in public spaces, sporting arenas and cultural venues as well as cherished and appreciated in people’s homes and gardens.”

Find out more about for whom and why Michelle has created these iconic figures.

 

Capoeira: 2018

A private commission for London-based Mark Peters, director of Slush Puppy, presented an opportunity to create a piece of work based on a subject quite unknown to me.

The Spiral: 2018

As a long standing member of Surrey Sculpture Society, I enjoy exhibiting in some lovely and varied venues across the South of England.

The Hirst Sculpture: 2018

There is something very exciting about designing a sculpture for a building that has not yet been built. It means that you get to really make the piece part of the fabric, to co exist with the structure as if it were one with it.

The Conductor: 2018

After seeing the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in concert some years ago, I had been mesmerised by the conductor.

Putting it down on my ‘wish list’ of future projects, I vowed one day that I would create a sculpture that would capture the energy and enthusiasm he had demonstrated that evening.

The Aboriginal Man

Private Commission This was a really interesting project. An Australian lady now living in London wanted a sculpture for her newly-designed garden that reminded her of home. Her garden designer had seen my work at the Chelsea Flower Show and made contact to see what...

The Inspire Exhibition 2015

Commissioned by Hartlepool Town Council In early 2015, Hartlepool Town Council was seeking an artistic partner to deliver a whole exhibition that would inspire 16-25 year olds, many from socially deprived backgrounds who lived with the day to day reality of...

Savannah Marshall 2015

 Commissioned by Hartlepool Town Council As a result of the Inspire Exhibition I undertook in early 2015, Hartlepool Town Council commissioned me to create a permanent reminder of the project. The subject was Savannah Marshall, a local girl made good – she won a gold...

The Wavemaker 2014

Commissioned by South Tyneside Council   Having seen my work on display at The Biscuit Factory, South Tyneside Council approached me about a commission for Haven Point - a large new leisure centre on the sea front. The 15 metre-high atrium offered the perfect...

Life’s an Itch

Commissioned by Red Agency on behalf of Psoriasis UK Psoriasis UK worked with Red Agency to highlight the plight of psoriasis sufferers over a year long campaign. They opened a cloud on line so that those with psoriasis could share one word that summed how the...

Chelsea Flower Show 2013

Chris Beardshaw’s Gold-winning garden for Arthritis UK In 2013, BBC’s The Flying Gardener, Chris Beardshaw created a garden for Arthritis UK at Chelsea. Chris has suffered with arthritis for much of his life so this was a cause close to his heart. I became in involved...