Arts Open 2014
Michelle Day has become a respected and well represented artist. Working in both oils and dry pigment she evokes deep feelings through images that represent the Australian Landscape and the many influences that affect it. Her created images are found on both canvas and framed works on paper. Essentially they can be described as abstract but with definite attributes that can only be identified as being the landscape.
Whilst there have been thousands of land and sky scapes recorded by Michelle in photographic form across Australia and in Europe, the majority of her work is undertaken in a mud brick studio in Castlemaine, Central Victoria. Strong and emotive feelings are directed towards the viewer through the many applied layers that are often scraped back to reveal those beneath, not unlike the actual landscape she portrays. The sky, landforms, light, time, history, interpretation, the effect of human intervention over many generations and the emotional bond that Michelle has with the land are all part of her work.
Michelle has been part of group exhibitions in most Australian capital cities and has had numerous solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne and country Victoria. During 2010 she travelled to Ireland on a study grant awarded by La Trobe University where she is currently undertaking her Masters in Visual Arts.
She has been instrumental in bringing together “Arts Open” event during which she will be represented by Heron’s Gallery in Castlemaine.