Born in Bournemouth, Michaela spent a large
proportion of her earlier life travelling extensively, living and working
abroad, before settling in Leicestershire thirty years ago - a county where
the countryside is famous for having inspired many artists in the past –
and expanding her own repertoire and techniques.
At one time primarily an equestrian artist,
Michaela now includes all other animals, trains, ships and ‘planes as well
as landscapes – indeed almost any subject. For many years she also
specialised in exterior sign work, with hundreds of her inn signs hanging
all over England. Sign work also includes house name signs, etc. all
featuring a high degree of accuracy derived from thorough research of the
Prices are reasonable and Michaela hopes
you will telephone or email to discuss cost without obligation, rather than
being put off by the fear of “expensive” artwork. To give you an
idea, pet portraits to the calibre of those shown on this website start at
£50.00. Railway scenes, cars and even restored tractors have been
committed to oil-on-canvas as birthday or Christmas presents for family
members. A painting as a gift is always a delightful surprise.
All her work is in oils. From the
samples displayed in this, her online gallery, you will note that the style
is predominantly traditional and realistic with attention to detail.
Indeed Michaela’s desire for realism in her work led her to venture into
trompe l’oeil (an art form where perspective and light and shade create an
illusion of reality) and many homes now have Michaela to thank for their
own examples of this skill in their kitchens, nurseries, sitting rooms,
Trompe l’oeil can be an expensive form of
art, but again Michaela’s prices are very reasonable and small examples can
be created for as little as £60.00 or even less, going on up to the much
larger scenes where a biggish one could be about £600.
To facilitate your viewing of the several
exhibits available here they are displayed in ten individual sections for
your convenience and are accessed from the links on the left in the
extensive Art-by-Kelly catalogue.