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've 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 has come to see my work or taken part in workshops this year so far. I am very happy to round off my year with my exhibition 'Drawn to Worthing' at Colonnade House, Warwick Street, Worthing. I am showing some new line and wash works of Worthing buildings alongside my usual seaside prints. I will also have a new illustration of a very special place on display; East Beach Studios, home to a wonderful community of Artists on Worthing seafront. The Exhibition is open 10am until 5pm Tuesday 12th - Sunday 17th December and I will be there most of the time drawing and painting in the gallery!
All images copyright © 2015 Michelle Dawson