About Sam:
Sam Michelle is a New Zealand born artist who has lived in Melbourne Australia since 2001. She has two young boys and enjoys being a mum whilst painting full-time in her home studio. Sam comes from some talented Grandparents. On her paternal side, her Grandpa was a successful painter & her Granny a stunning sketch artist. On her maternal side Sams has a Jewellery designing Granddad and her Nana a china doll maker/painter.

Coming Up:

'THE ELEGANCE OF SPRING COLLECTION'

Online Exhibition with Gallerysmith

February 2021

This collection will celebrate the freedoms post lockdown with beautiful blooms found at a range of Sams favourite florists and nurseries around Melbourne. Sam has taken a particular interest in taking on the challenges of detailed elegant flowers, such as the bearded iris.These flowers will be mixed with blooms from Sams garden where in lockdown one Sam cleared out vast spaces of her garden to make room for the flowers she was growing from seed. Fast forward to lockdown 2, Sam has a blooming garden of peonies, poppies, billy buttons, cornflowers, cosmos, nigella and many more along with a range of hydrangeas, dahlias, japanese anemones, sunflowers well on their way to be painted for this collection. This collection celebrates the elegance of spring and the power a flower has to remind us to slow down and appreciate the beauty we have around us.

To receive details and/or a copy of the catalogue, please email Jess@gallerysmith.com.au

KEY INFORMATION:

Online Exhibition 

Opens:         Feb 2021 (date TBA)

Venue:          Gallerysmith, 170 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne

Info:              Jess@gallerysmith.com.au

Catalogue:   Jess@gallerysmith.com.au

Commissions: 

Sam is currently taking commission requests. If you are looking for something a little more personal, please email jess@gallerysmith.com.au  for commission information and to book your spot.

CV:

SAM MICHELLE

born Wellington, NZ, lives Melbourne

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020 Dual Citizen Collection, Gallerysmith Melbourne 

2020 I Love You More Collection, online Gallerysmith Melbourne

2020 A Summer Perspective Collection, online Gallerysmith Melbourne

2019 The Country Collection, online Gallerysmith Melbourne

2019 The Long White Cloud Collection, online Gallerysmith Melbourne

2019 The Peony Portrait Collection, Gallerysmith Melbourne

2018 The Nature of Spring Collection, online Gallerysmith Melbourne

2018 The Getty Collection, online Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2018 The Autumn/Winter Collection, online Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2018 The Summer/Autumn Collection, online Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2017 EMPEREUR, Scout, Melbourne

2017 The Cloth Collection, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2017 Effloresce, KAB Gallery, NSW

2017 Flourish, St Cloche, Sydney, Curated by Amber Creswell-Bell

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 The Moon The Sea & Me, Studio Home, Christchurch NZ

2019 Share the Dignity, Sydney

2019 Spring Fling, Studio Home, Christchurch NZ

2019 NEXT, Sydney Contemporary NSW

2017 The Inauguration, Southern Buoy Studios VIC

2017 Hyper-Botanica, Gallerysmith, Melbourne​

2016 Life Still, St Cloche, Sydney, curated by Amber Creswell-Bell

2016 KAB Gallery, Terrigal NSW 

2016 The Moree Gallery, Moree NSW​

2015 Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne​

2014 Fawn Gallery, ARI, Melbourne 

2014 Art Space (launching artist), City of Casey VIC

2014 9 x 5 Group Exhibition, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong VIC ​

2013 Walker St Gallery, City of Dandenong Art Space, VIC

2013 Exhibit Artist Space, Gallery Show, Williamstown VIC

AWARDS and PRIZE EXHIBITIONS

2019 Shortlisted, St Kevins Art Show, St Kevins College, Toorak VIC

2018 Shortlisted, St Kevins Art Show, St Kevins College, Toorak VIC

2017 Shortlisted, St Kevins Art Show, St Kevins College, Toorak VIC

2017 Highly Commended, Edrington Art Show VIC

2016 Awarded ‘Home Based Business Of The Year’, Casey & Cardinia Council Business Awards VIC

2016 Best in Show, Cardinia Art Show VIC.

2015 Commissioned Artist, Holt Anzac Exhibition VIC

2015 Highly Commended, Yakkerbo Art Show, Pakenham VIC

2014 Best in Show & Feature Artist, Dromana Art Show, Dromana VIC

2014 Finalist, 'SHE' Exhibition, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong VIC

2013 Highly Commended, Edrington Art Show, Berwick VIC

2013 Highly Commended, Dromana Art Show, Dromana VIC

2012 2nd Prize & Highly Commended, Fleetwood Art Show, Berwick VIC

2011 1st Prize & Highly Commended, Fleetwood Art Show, Berwick VIC

2010 Highly Commended, South Eastern Art Festival, Berwick VIC

 

ABOUT SAM:

COMING UP:

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Sam is a Melbourne based oil painter who paints full-time in her beautiful home studio.

 

Sam loves putting together still life compositions and has an ever growing collection of ceramics & textiles. Sam enjoys making comment on textile and ceramic design of today.

Sam enjoys painting  seasonal flora with a particular love for peonies, flannel flower, magnolias & hydrangeas.  

Sam works are exclusively available through her Melbourne Gallery, Gallerysmith. Sam is currently working on her spring collection 'The Elegance of Spring' which will be released with Gallerysmith in Feb 2021.

 

Sam is also currently taking commission requests. Please contact Jess at Gallerysmith, (click here to email) for more information. 

To see what Sam is up to in her studio, follow her on instagram, 'Sam Michelle Paintings'


ALL ARTWORK & IMAGES OF ARTWORK ARE THE SOLE PROPERTY OF SAM MICHELLE & MAY NOT BE USED OR REPRODUCED IN ANY WAY FOR PROFIT WITHOUT PERMISSION.