Lion Heart by Michelle Webb

ARTIST NOTES: Self portrait of artist with Lion, Hand painted in digital oils, on museum quality art paper... this is an original artwork, no other prints will ever be produced.

Features

DIMENSIONS (Height - 105.00 cm X Width - 80.00 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Other Medium on Paper
GENRE Portrait
REGISTERED NRN # 000-38148-0142-01
COPYRIGHT © Michelle Webb
PRIZES AND AWARDS No Awards
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Artist: Michelle Webb



ARTIST BIO

Hi I'm Michelle, known as Lion Art in social media & digital art world... here's a little bit about my journey as an artist. I was born to draw, & loved it from a very young age. At 16 yrs I was accepted into Melbourne School Of Art on my portfolio, & I planned on becoming a working artist in fine art. However by the time I graduated my life had changed & I needed immediate employment, so went into graphic design. I soon realised it wasn't what I expected... there was little drawing involved, most was design of brochures, logos etc..it wasn't creative enough, but I had to deal with it.  My life was complicated & I didn't have time to nurture my art skills so it became a distant memory. I was diagnosed with a rare illness at 30yrs old, everything changed.... I couldn't work anymore, the pain made most things impossible & I was on a revolving door to doctors, hospitals & naturapaths. Operations, trial treatments.... complications that came close to ending my life numerous times.... I was sick of being sick. While in recover from a really bad period I needed to shift focus & started to draw again. It felt great, but it was like I was a total beginner again... I lost & forgotten all the skills I had. At one point a nurse I was friendly with showed me his friends digital art.... it was amazing, & I felt the passion I once had come looking back. That was 4 yrs ago, since then I've been studying & working hard on regaining my lost skills & last year began working as a freelance illustrator. It's such a gift to have a second chance at my dreams of working as an artist..... although I'm still unwell, I can tailor my work around this & am so very grateful. I now also run a critique group, have a YouTube channel to share what I have learnt & continue to learn with others... Corel Software (a global giant in the digital art world), titled me as a Painter Master this year. I'm basically sponsored by them as a brand ambassador & affiliate. They commision work from me as well as creating tools & teaching through webinars & tutorials.  My art has been selected for exhibitions & collaborations with other artists world wide, & in between book covers, concept art & commisions, I work on personal projects which I exhibit & sell privately.  I'm looking forward to trying out new styles & working with more traditional mediums again soon. Thank you for checking out my work & a little about me. - Lion 



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