Michelle Doidge

A Heavenly Place
Drawing, Mixed media, Painting

I am really looking forward to welcoming visitors to my open studios event. This will be my second year taking part and I hope to build upon the success of 2022 and to meet more people who share a passion for art.
I love to create bold, colourful, dramatic and textured paintings and I cannot wait to share my art and show some of my methods and techniques.
I always strive to push the boundaries and develop my style and technique in order to convey depth in my scenes and give the viewer a sense of place. I love to experiment with a range of different styles and mediums to create highly textured and vibrant impasto pieces. I am predominantly self-taught, working mainly in oils and pastels as well as iridescent/metallic acrylics. In addition to small and intimate work, I also love to create much larger, bold statement pieces on large canvases.
Art plays a significant part in my life and I find myself constantly inspired by the natural world. I am fortunate to be surrounded by the ancient countryside of north Worcestershire and my landscapes often feature the dramatic skies and magical sunsets I experience here and on my travels. I also love to paint wild, energising landscapes and seascapes and to explore the breathtaking beauty and dramatic scenery of Scotland and the Isles of Scilly.
I hope that my work invokes a sense of what I see and experience and gives an impression of the everlasting, vivid memory I have for a place. With my more abstract pieces I am often reacting to the fragility of our environment and am attempting to impart the feelings I have for our precious world.
I feel that art is both something that should be looked at and admired but I also want some of my pieces to go beyond the visual and be tactile as well. I am happy for visitors to touch my work so that they can be drawn even further into the painting. I often incorporate unconventional methods to convey 3D texture and I will demonstrate how I apply “Polyfilla” with various palette knives to attain heavy impasto.
During the event I will be selling original artwork, mounted prints and greetings cards.
A warm welcome awaits all my guests and I will also be providing refreshments.

Venue address
312 Stourbridge Road
B61 9LH
My house/studio is situated on a private service road directly opposite Catshill garage and diagonally opposite The Plough and Harrow Pub. There is limited parking outside the house, on the main Stourbridge Rd, plus some parking in the pub car park.
07866 656218
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