Michaela is an artist living in southern country NSW, near Canberra in Australia. She works with coloured pencil, very fine pigment pens, watercolour and mixed media on watercolour paper. She works on subjects such as Bonsai Magic, Faraway Tree landscapes, Shop Windows and Islands in the Bay.
‘Inspired by nature with a dash of whimsical imagining” is how Michaela Laurie describes her Lilliputian landscapes and meticulous Bonsai trees where tiny ladders turn molehills into mountains. Painted and drawn with a tenderness to detail, her leaves and branches seem sentient. There is no such thing as a silent tree in her world. Instead these works seem to whisper, hum and call you to enter and explore. Because of their intricate execution, these are scenes you want to examine in an intimate way, drawn to the hollows and tufts, studying every blade. Playing with proportion, the tiny world opens up into the grander scheme and everyday pot plants become micro forests. All you have to do is look close
Her original works are available through her online store, art galleries and local art shows. Greeting cards and acrylic blocks are available through selected stores and through her online store. You can keep up to date with Michaela on her Facebook page and through Instagram.
Gift cards or digital gift cards for a nominated amount or picture size are also available through Michaela’s store.
Michaela also works in an abstract style, to convey feelings about her immediate environment of land, water and sky. Every animate being and inanimate object is linked. These paintings depict the ebb and flow of Jerrabomberra Creek as it flows her property through night and day. From flood to drought it is a constant and every changing inspiration. Smooth rocks, creek drift wood, sand, grass, wildlife trees and sky are revealed in gem like colourful shapes.