Visitations - Art Exhibition by Sodbury Artist Michelle Dash
April 17th-22nd 2018 from 11.00 – 18.00
Address: Walcot Chapel, Walcot Gate, [off Walcot Street] Bath, BA1 5UG (Walcot Street is described on some Bath websites as "Bath's Artisan Quarter ').
Michelle’s inspiration includes early Renaissance art, myths, fairy tales and dreams. She describes her work as “recognisable but put together in an unexpected way, like an adult version of Alice Through the Looking Glass.”
'Visitations' describes the process by which images gradually manifest themselves through the process of painting and drawing. She explores the themes of transformation, identity and disguise experimenting with what’s hidden and what’s revealed, creating an atmospheric, magical and sensuous object.
Michelle refers to her art as “artwork that you can go back to and see or respond to in a different way every time.” Her process is rooted in the materials; images often arise spontaneously through working or playing with what she happens to pick up or is drawn to.
What you can see at the exhibition:
2D and 3D work involving painting and mix media
Upcycled vintage boxes and ottomans with table tops
Paintings of various sizes
Words that describe Michelle’s work include:
Rich colour, magical, spiritual but not in a traditional way, atmospheric, sensuous
About Michelle Dash:
Michelle, who is from Old Sodbury, graduated from Exeter College in 1986 with a B.A. (Hons) degree in Fine Art. She exhibits regularly in Bristol, Bath and North Somerset.
In 2001 she graduated from The University of the West of England with a PGDip in Art Therapy.
She worked as an Art Therapist with the NHS until December 2016 when she decided to concentrate on becoming a full-time artist.
Michelle works from her studio, a converted outbuilding, in Old Sodbury. She runs art groups, workshops and classes for adults, on Tuesday afternoons in Coalpit Heath. The classes take place in a supportive, non-judgemental atmosphere where leaners are encouraged to develop their own creative interests and projects.
For more information about the exhibition or her classes contact her on 07955 170321.