~*~ Mixed Media May ~*~ Michelle Reynolds ~*~

What does mixed-media art mean to you?

Mixed-media is an alternative avenue for fun. In 2011 I concentrated on acrylic painting and now in 2012 I’m taking classes with a local successful mixed-media artist. It has it’s own challengers which I enjoy overcoming.

How long have you been a mixed-media artist?

I started art classes in 2009 but it wasn’t until 2010 when I discovered girly collages that I really started experimenting with mixed-media.

How has your art impacted or enhanced your life?

In January 2009 I took my first art class on drawing, then I took a pastel and watercolour class and then discovered acrylic painting which I loved.

What are a few of the mixed-media supplies you find yourself using most?

My favourite supplies at the moment are sewing patterns, scrap booking papers and Caran D’ache neocolor crayons.

Who are some of your favorite mixed-media artists?

Favourite mixed-media artists include Kelly Rae Roberts, Neil Elliott – a local artist, Tamara Laporte, Seth Apter, Pam Carriker.

What makes your mixed-media art unique?

I have no idea. A lot of my early art esp my mixed-media was when I was learning and it was very unoriginal, these days I have more confidence in myself and my materials and just experiment a lot and have a lot of fun.

Where can we find you?

http://www.shellsinthebush.com/

http://shellsinthebush.blogspot.com.au/

http://aussiesheila.deviantart.com/

http://www.facebook.com/ShellsintheBush

About Michelle Reynolds: Hi, I’m Michelle Reynolds, an acrylic and mixed media artist and sunset photographer who lives on several acres of natural bush in the Perth hills, Western Australia, with my hubby, two teenage boys, kangaroos, bandicoots, kookaburras and cockatoos.

Art and painting are now my passion and bring me great joy and happiness through it’s challenges and triumphs. For me it’s about the journey and not the destination – the process in which my art is created; the experimenting, the joys, the challenges, the learning and the teaching, being inspired and being an inspiration as well as the consulting with others is more important than the end product I have created. If the end product was more important I would want to achieve perfection and therefore nothing would be created.

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4 Responses to ~*~ Mixed Media May ~*~ Michelle Reynolds ~*~

  1. Nice answers, Michelle. I love your nice girl/mean girl pages…I think I need to do some of those!

  2. Joke Meertens says:

    I love your work and I recognize your passion!

  3. Thanks for the comments. <3

  4. Michelle – your creations are magnificent – as usual. Congrats on the feature and thank you for sharing with us!

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