Currently living and working in rural Victoria, self-taught painter Michelle Selway Lampard approaches her subject from a simplistic yet slightly abstracted perspective.
A self-confessed people watcher, Michelle enjoys capturing even the most basic of human form, behaviour and mannerisms with a sense of drama through her use of bold colours, shapes and often a generous application of negative space. Her artworks are a representation of her own experiences and encounters and although stemming from only a brief moment in time, they encourage the viewer to consider the greater picture and form their own emotional interpretation.
Among her successes, Lampard has illustrated books for leading publishing companies, including Scholastic Australia, Harper Collins and Five Mile Press. She was a finalist in the Cowra Calleen Art Prize.
1996 – 1998 Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, University of Westminster UK
2016 – Current – Visual Contemporary Artist
2007 – Current – Illustrator/Designer for Australian Giftware and Souvenir business.
2007 – Current – Children’s book illustrator for leading publishing companies including Scholastic Australia, Harper Collins and Five Mile Press.
1994 – 2007 – Human resources Manager/ Consultant to various organisations in London, UK and Australia.
2019 Finalist – Clayton Utz Art Awards
2018 Finalist – Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award (High Commendation)
2017 Finalist – Cowra Calleen Art Prize
2017 Category Winner – Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award
2017 Finalist – Manning Art Prize
2017 Finalist – Clayton Utz Art Prize (High Commendation)
2017 Entrant – Archibald Portrait Prize (Alan Mackay-Sim) – painting donated to Griffith University.
2019 Threesome International Group Show, 19 Karen Gallery, Mermaid Beach QLD, AUS
2018 Group Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery , Bulimba QLD