About The Art
My work has always been interested in the spaces that are unscene or forgotten and the traces where people have been. To me they invoke an air of mystery or foreboding. They are all things that I want to be recorded before being cleaned away. Ubiquitous shops once owned by generations of the same family now hang on the verge of being replaced with a less personal service, devoid of interaction and community. I want to give them meaning and a purpose, to be cared about.
English artist Michelle Heron is a painter working in acrylic, known primarily for her paintings that immortalise the many threatened independent shops that make our high streets what they are. Michelle’s work has been shortlisted for The Lynn Painter-Stainers' Prize (2016), the 157th Society of Women Artists Annual Open Exhibition. (2018), The NOAC (2016), The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2017) and The John Ruskin Prize ( Finalist 2016 & 2019).