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... a cohesive whole and consequently, the final painting.’
Brisbane artist Michelle Caitens is a teacher, married with three children. She is also a newcomer to the fine arts arena.
 
She exhibited her first painting in August 2006 and won a second prize in the Brisbane RNA Art Competition. In the past year, Michelle has received numerous other awards including two People’s Choice Awards; selection as a finalist in the Lexus Mortimore Art Prize in Dubbo; Bronze Award in a wildlife art exhibition in Canberra; and (most recently) first prize in the Pastels section of the Cooloola Gold Rush Art Prize at Gympie.
 
This lady has been involved in creative pursuits - in one capacity or another - all her life. She has illustrated music books and conducted school illustration workshops; and has worked as a dance teacher and calligrapher. Michelle has painted numerous murals in private homes and has also been involved in two school mural projects - one as Artist-in-Residence. 
 
As a member of the Qld Wildlife Artists and the Australian Society of Authors, Michelle’s passions in art lie in children’s literature, illustration and wildlife painting.

‘I love the non-drying qualities of Genesis Heat Set Oils and the fact that you don’t have to clean your brushes,’ she enthuses. ‘It is great to...