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Ellen Michel 
Artist Poet

It is by lending the body to the world that the artist changes the world into painting. Merleau-Ponty
Flight of the light 920x760cm Oil on canvas

Renowned painter in Oil Painting, Ellen's artworks are in private and public collections around the world.

Ellen Michel, celebrated Heidelberg Artist, Teacher, Art Therapist, Writer, Mentor and Shaman devotes her amazing breadth of skills and knowledge to the quest of promoting the human right to access self-expression.


Ellen’s career spans 40 years of the Art Scene in Melbourne from Community Arts to Private Commissions, Solo and Group Exhibitions.

Ellen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Canvas, having travelled  and studied widely, the richness of the world externally and internally inform the Art works in Painting and Poetry.

Ellen trained as a tonal realist painter, studying with, specializing in oil over 40 years, has been a foundation from which to develop a strong painting technique and style.


With five solo exhibitions and numerous awards for painting, Ellen's body of work continues to thrive mainly from her tenacious ability to connect the mystery of painting with nature.  En plain air is integral to Ellen's practice, and you may find traces of earth and plants in the fibres of the painting as the canvas is spread across a dry lake or pressed against a rock surface during the process of the artworks creation.  

Recent Art Works