Artist and Teacher
A qualified teacher, now a full-time mixed media artist, Michelle holds a degree in Industrial Design from Loughborough University and is studying an Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts as a route to a Masters in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy.
As a mixed media artist, Michelle (also known as the Painterly Magpie) works from her back garden studio in Surbiton. Working with themes from everyday life she uses art to foster deep inquiry into personal stories and identity. She enjoys teaching on art retreats. She is also a qualified teacher with 18 years special needs experience.