Elliot - the Artist. Having no
formal art education, it was not until a
vacation to Maui in 1993 that the artist
in Michelle was awakened. A trip
to the many art galleries there inspired
her to pick up a paintbrush and what
resulted was a style best described as
"whimsical and fun" in nature.
With vibrant colours and distinct
personal style and a touch of fantasy.
Michelle Elliot's paintings capture the
essential spirit of St. Lucia. Her naive
style, loose brush stroke and intense
saturated colours reveal the wonderful
sunny ambience of the Caribbean.
Michelle has expanded her popular line
of hand painted ceramics and opened
"Lava Flow" outlets in Duty Free Point
Seraphine and La Place Carenage.
The great response for the initial
pieces has led to the development of a
signature mix and match line, ranging
from picture frames to souvenir items,
platters to vases, table settings to
unique one of a kind fine art ceramic
pieces. Michelle is very quick to
add that in many ways she could not have
come this far without the input and
support of her family.
talks candidly of the difference in
producing fine art on canvas versus
painting on ceramics. She says,
"when painting on canvas the colours are
right in front of you and the artwork
can be touched up. With ceramics
the original colors painted on the items
are not true to the eye. The end
colors are completely different and
final after the ceramic has been glazed
whole experience has been a source of
new inspiration for Michelle. She
speaks of it as a challenging journey
into the world of color, its many tones
and blends. When asked about the
constant energy she possesses to keep
creating, she says simply "St. Lucia
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