Business Directory - Pet Portraits - Artists
Michelle Wrighton Fine Artist
My goal is to illuminate the unique character and essence of my subjects and capture the true spirit of each individual animal that I portray in my work. I believe that the eyes truly are the windows to the soul, which is why up-close-and-personal head and shoulder portraits of my subjects feature prominently in my work.
As I create, an emotional connection develops with both the subject and the artwork – every piece is nurtured from conception to completion and along the way each one is infused with a bit of my heart and soul. I am a purely self taught artist and having avoided the traditional academic approach, my style has developed through experimentation and self determination of what is important to me as artist. While more recently there are many artists whom I admire and who inspire me, I can honestly say that no one artist has influenced my work – my work is influenced by how I see and interpret the natural world around me.
Animals have always been an important part of my life and are a constant pleasure and inspiration. Through my art, I hope to evoke emotions that inspire a deeper appreciation, respect, admiration, compassion and empathy for the precious animals and the beautiful natural world that we are responsible for.
The images displayed here show the original image used to create the artwork.
I am available for art commissions for all subjects, animals and people.