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ABOUT SAM

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  which she loves to include in her works. Sam is also keen to paint whichever flower is in season, with a particular love for peonies, flannel flower, magnolias & hydrangeas. 

WHAT SAM IS UP TO:

Sam works are exclusively available through her Melbourne Gallery, Gallerysmith. 2019 will see Sam working on collections with  a particular focus on travel & story telling. For any enquires or to be on the wait list, please contact Jess at Gallerysmith, click here to email. 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. 

2019 THE COUNTRY COLLECTION

Online Exhibition October 29th

‘2019 THE COUNTRY COLLECTION

October 29th

Gallerysmith


"The idea for this series was sparked whilst Sam was reading an article on cloth in a recent copy of Belle. The article talked about tartan and tradition, and as you all know, Sam has a love of fabric and design, so it was the perfect storm. Sam began to have visions of incorporating this exciting fabric with its rich history into her work. So this new series includes botanical still life works with tartan cloth and country landscapes around her studio. It even includes one or two paintings with horses draped in tartan rugs!"

2019 THE LONG WHITE CLOUD COLLECTION

Online Exhibition July 30th

‘2019 THE LONG WHITE CLOUD COLLECTION’

July 30th 

Gallerysmith

This collection was inspired by Sam's reccent trip to Christchurch. As a NZ born artist, Sam was excited to return in search of inspiration which she knew wouldn't be hard to find. During her travels, Sam started seeing sculptural personalities within the landscape, prompting her to bring landscape elements into her still life compositions. Throughout the collection you will notice in her vessels, textiles and flora, a nod to all things New Zealand.

2019 THE PEONY PORTRAIT COLLECTION

(Exhibition April 6th - April 27th)

‘2019 THE PEONY PORTRAIT COLLECTION’

6th April - 27th April 

Gallerysmith

The next exhibition of Sams work, 'The Peony Portrait Collection' will be April 2019 at Sams gallery, Gallerysmith in North Melbourne. This exhibition has a special focus on Peonies & Matisse, both strong inspirations of Sams. This collection sees gestural, interactive peonies and beautiful nods to the great Matisse with colour & pattern.

There will be a VIP preview at 1pm on Saturday 6th April, please email Jess if you would like to attend. Then the formal opening will be 2-4pm. Please also email Jess if you are not yet on the wait/information email list.

2018 THE NATURE OF SPRING COLLECTION

(Online Release)

‘2018 THE NATURE OF SPRING COLLECTION’

20th November

Gallerysmith, Melbourne

Online Release

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2018 THE GETTY COLLECTION

(Online Release)

‘2018 THE GETTY COLLECTION’

18th September

Gallerysmith, Melbourne

(Sold Out)

A collection based on Sams time in LA and the Getty.

2018 AUTUMN / WINTER COLLECTION

(Online Release)

‘2018 Autumn Winter Collection’

(Sold Out)

19th June

Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2018 SUMMER / AUTUMN COLLECTION

(Online Release)

‘2018 Summer Autumn Collection’

27th March

Gallerysmith, Melbourne

EMPERUER (Group Show)

‘EMPERUER’

14 December

Scout House, Melbourne

(Sold Out)

To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it.” – Elizabeth l

Brand new works by Ceramic Artist Bridget Bodenham and Melbourne Painter Sam Michelle.

THE CLOTH COLLECTION (Solo)

‘THE CLOTH COLLECTION’

11th Oct - Nov 12th 2017

Gallerysmith, Melbourne

(Sold Out)

"Sam Michelle is a Melbourne painter whose intimate paintings make a strong impact. Her new series, The Cloth Collection, is inspired by the gathering of flowers, ceramics and her growing collection of textiles.
Sam Michelle is among a younger generation of artists whose works engage both emerging and established collectors. They have featured widely in print and online and the demand for her work is high. 

EFFLORESCE (Solo)

‘EFFLORESCE’

1st Sep - 11th Sep 2017

KAB Gallery, Terrigal

(Sold Out)

"While the perennially popular subject of still life typically depicts various inanimate objects, Sam Michelle’s eye for detail and talented brush makes her work unique. Sam Michelle will be bringing together her love of floral bouquets and collected vessels for her newest series of still
life paintings. While Sam Michelle is no stranger to the genre of still life, this new thematic series presented exclusively at KAB Gallery is new and unseen. The series features a unique and sophisticated coastal palette depicting her favourite things. Audiences will enjoy “the little
things” such as Sam Michelle’s personal collection of contemporary ceramic vessels, trinkets and exquisite floral arrangements".

FLOURISH (Solo)

‘FLOURISH’

19th July - 30th July 2017

Saint Cloche, Paddington

(Sold Out)

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"Sam Michelle is a New Zealand born artist who has lived in Melbourne since 2001. Painting from her Mornington studio, Sam draws inspiration from music, art and interiors that give her a sense of joy. Sam is interested in how this occurs in art, and how content and colour can trigger memories or simply a feeling within. 

Flourish explores her love of the still life genre, combining a warm, soft colour palette with her love of ceramics, flowers, textiles and paint. Sam aims for her works to elicit a strong feeling of calmness or a sudden beautiful moment of nostalgia.

After Sam’s sell out success as part of the Life Still group show at Saint in November 2016, Flourish will be Sam’s highly anticipated first solo show"

LIFE STILL, (Group Show)

‘LIFE, STILL’

24th Nov - 4th Dec 2016

Saint Cloche, Paddington

(Sold Out)

Curated by Amber Creswell Bell LIFE, Still is a beautiful group show celebrating the faces, places and spaces that are present in the varied lives of these 9 artists from across Australia.