Michelle Ives is an artist and illustrator living and working in Glasgow, Scotland. Originally from South Africa, she trained in graphic design and illustration before moving to the UK and gaining further qualifications in the field of animation.
Michelle worked for several years as an artist and designer in the publishing industry, predominantly in children’s books, and also as an artist for a games and animation company. Since starting a family she has freelanced extensively as an illustrator and has more recently returned to painting and printmaking…
Her work is strongly influenced by the landscape near to which she lives (on the outskirts of Glasgow) and the ever changing light and atmosphere of the Scottish weather. She is particularly interested in the underlying structure of the landscape and its repeating shapes and patterns, as well as the contrast between natural and man-made elements.
Winner of the Small Painting Award, Paisley Art Institute 129th Exhibition 2017
Shortlisted for the “Sky Landscape Artist of the Year” competition 2016