I am an Artist and Illustrator based in Worthing, West Sussex, England. I gained a Graphic Design degree at Bath Spa University College specialising in Illustration. I then studied for a PGCE in Art Education and taught Art part time while continuing to develop and exhibit my artwork. Recently I have enjoyed working on a variety of illustration commissions as well as teaching drawing and painting workshops for adults.
I love to sketch the seaside scenes and gardens of Sussex. I develop my favourite sketches into coloured images using graphics software and many of these are available to buy in my etsy shop as limited edition prints. .
I had a very creative year with exhibitions and workshops at Colonnade House, St Paul's Arts Centre and Hut 34, East Beach Studios, Worthing. Thanks to everyone who came to see my work or took part in workshops in 2017. I was very happy to round off my year with my exhibition 'Drawn to Worthing' at Colonnade House, Warwick Street, Worthing. I exhibited some new line and wash works of Worthing buildings alongside my usual seaside prints. I also introduced a new illustration of a very special place; East Beach Studios, home to a wonderful community of Artists on Worthing seafront.
I will continue to work with the following stockists in 2018; Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, Gifted Worthing and Inspired by the sea. I am also guest Artist at Four at the Shore at East Beach Studios.
At the beginning of the year I will be developing new work to show in Brighton at the Artists Open Houses in May.
All images copyright © 2015 Michelle Dawson