Author: Rebecca Cox

Introducing: Michelle Thompson

AR: What was the driving force behind your choice to become an artist?

I have always wanted to be an artist, initially I wanted to be a Graphic Designer and design album covers but that changed once I got to college.

AR: Does your artwork have a message? 

Most of my editorial commissioned work is political and based on current affairs. A lot of my personal collage work is also a commentary on what is happening now but in collage form.

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AR:Do you keep tabs on art trends or are you all about doing your own thing?

I’m really interested in houses and interiors, I love seeing my work in peoples homes.

AR: What/who are your biggest influences? Artists or otherwise

I have about 26 years worth of printed ephemera, I love collecting books and imagery from wherever we go.

AR: What’s your favourite creative work (artwork, music, play, film, etc)

I love buying affordable artwork, my favourite artist is Magda Archer who’s work has been an inspiration since my Royal College days.

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AR: How have you developed your style?

My work is always evolving, when I left college I was producing mainly abstract pieces which worked really well in publishing. Using a computer made my work more narrative, which resulted in more editorial work. I now love and mixture of the two.

AR: Have you picked up any other skills in order to create your artwork that you weren’t expecting?

I would love to say I’ve learned how to be a great framer but sadly it’s bloody hard and I’m rubbish!

AR: What’s your favourite piece in your portfolio and why?

I couldn’t choose a favourite piece of work, I have a few that I don’t sell and keep in my house but I’m always changing my mind!

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AR: Describe your art style in three words.

Graphic, pink, memory

AR: What is your workspace set up like? Are you in a studio/do you work alongside others/are you at a laptop or freehand

I work from home, in a studio I share with my partner Graphic Designer Gareth Wild. We have a big table we both work from and when collaging I work on my plan chest in front of the window.

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art to arrive by christmas

Rise no.1 Art Print by Lisa Lloyd
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Rise no.1

60 x 60cm

£150

60 x 60cm

£48

6 x 10 cm

RYCA £80

Blowing A Kiss

12 x 12cm

£80

12 x 12cm

United Colour of London Art Print by Jayson Lilley
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£195

31 x 24cm

BALLOON DOG 7 Art Print by VeeBee
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VeeBee £270

BALLOON DOG 7

21 x 29.7cm

£270

21 x 29.7cm

Love is the Drug - Pink Diamond Dust, 2020 Art Print by Ryan Callanan
Exclusive

£200

60 x 60cm

Tom Lewis £125

Stag

30 x 30 cm

£125

30 x 30 cm

Gorilla - Pink Foil

42 x 59.4cm

£195

42 x 59.4cm

Jungle Blooms 2 Small

32.5 x 32.5cm

£50

32.5 x 32.5cm

Not My First Rodeo (11th Edition) Art Print by Babak Ganjei
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£135

50 x 70cm

Choco Happy Dog

12 x 6 x 12cm

£300

12 x 6 x 12cm

£150

50 x 70cm

£150

60 x 30 cm

Canary

40 x 50cm

£150

40 x 50cm

£50

50 x 70cm

£125

60 x 60 cm

Miss Travel UK

26 x 33 cm

£55

26 x 33 cm

I Love London

22 x 17 cm

£60

22 x 17 cm

Snoopy Cube

40 x 40 cm

£195

40 x 40 cm

Sara Pope £150

Amped

18.3 x 18.3 x 3.2cm

£150

18.3 x 18.3 x 3.2cm

Oli Mumby £120

£120

59.4 x 42cm

Shark Tank (Neon Green and Pink) Art Print by Memori Prints
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£85

52.7 x 38.7cm

You've Got the Love Art Print by Kid-B
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Kid-B £65

£65

50 x 50cm

£195

51 x 24 cm

Honey Bee, 2020 Art Print by Dylan Floyd
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Honey Bee, 2020

20 x 20cm

£35

20 x 20cm

Ellipsis - Remix, 2020 Art Print by Dan Hillier
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£98

42 x 42 cm

Right Hand Red, 2020 Art Print by Static
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Static £35

£35

20 x 20cm

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