Exhibiting Artist: Michelle Harton (Ireland)

Michelle Harton (b.1983) is an Irish mixed media artist. She studied art at Fermanagh College, Northern Ireland and classical portraiture and figure painting at the private art school Studio Escalier, France along with constant self experimentation.

Michelle’s ongoing series of work “The Land Of Gemini” is an exploration into the creation of mystical dream worlds for introspective art collectors as a place to escape to and meditate in to recharge their energy and spirit when needed. Many of the paintings can be orientated in two directions allowing one painting to become two. The works are landscapes from a lucid dream world, with glimpses of a contemporary colourful take on the bucolic scenes of her home Ireland and countries Michelle has lived including Vietnam and Peru. These are places she never intended to paint but imbued in her make their presence known during her intuitive application of many paint layers.

Michelle is also interested in bringing old stories and folklore to new audiences so they are passed down to future generations. Her work on this theme at StART Seoul include paintings inspired by Oscar Wilde’s beautifully written and deeply moving Fairy Stories.

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