Keeping your life going during Covid Crisis.

Hey all my lovely followers,

I hope your doing ok, these times are challenging with social distancing, job loses & worrying about family & friends health. I think it’s really important to find the things that make you happy & devote time to it. I’m lucky, art is my happy place & my income… So work wise things are humming along…my recent position as a Corel Painter Master has been very helpful in this respect, & also seeing rewards when you’ve been working hard is always satisfying. I try to put my emotions into my work… It’s a great way of facing the things that are bothering you & releasing them. What are you doing, Are you creating while in isolation? Is it helping you get through this? I really want to know what I can do to help you with this… Tutorials, articles… critique sessions? Would any of these things help you to move forward with creating. I’m currently working in a new project, here’s my rough…. What do you think the story is behind it? Let me know how your going!

Take care & stay safe, peace out -Lion

The next level!

The next level!

Hey all, so The Next Level has shown in Auckland & will be heading to Sydney for November, then home to Melbourne for December. As part of the exhibition there’s a Peoples Choice Award….. & I really need all my followers to vote for me each day they have a few minutes. I promise it doesn’t take long & you go into the running for a WacomBamboo Folio! A really handy tool for business & artists alike. Enter your details, choose my name (not painting) & scroll down to hit vote button…. Thank you all, ❤️❤️❤️

http://wacomnextlevel.com/vote/

Please vote for me!

Hi all, I really need help to win the People’s Choice Award in The Next Level Exhibition.

Theres a prize up for grabs for voters also, check it out & choose my name (not the painting image) then scroll to bottom of page & hit vote button, I truely am thankful for all your support, it means the world to me. ❤️❤️❤️

http://wacomnextlevel.com/vote/

Perfect gift!

Fathers Day, Birthdays, Christmas….A piece of art commissioned makes for a special gift for a loved one or friend. Engagement, wedding or birth of a new baby….no gift could be sweeter than a commissioned portrait.

My artwork is a combination of traditional skills & new age technology, contemporary & nostalgic with a twist & the opportunity to create something truly special & unique.

Call, email, or fill out contact form to discuss options & ideas…

It’s not to early to order for Christmas, the more time I have the better, I can only take a certain no to ensure you receive your artwork in time.

I have various pieces available as prints, & will be adding some beautiful bags, scarves & clothing in my shop next week….Follow me to receive notifications of this & other exciting news!

Check out previous posts for dates of

Wacom ANZ & Just Another Agency’s ‘The Next Level Exhibition’ showing in Auckland, Melbourne & Sydney. Featuring extraordinary Digital Art, created by 56 chosen local & international artists including myself. This promises to be a really great event, with opening nights at each location, combining music, art & opportunity to meet artists & other industry people…Plus prints of artwork & The Next Level Publication, will be available to purchase at exhibitions & online.

The Next Level Exhibition

Hi all,

Heres the line up of artists for this exhibition, including little old me! Hosted by Wacom ANZ & Just Another Agency,  & showing in Auckland, Melbourne & Sydney, each with their own opening night. Winning artists for this exhibition were selected from a huge amount of entries, from amazing artists all over the world…So it’s truly an honor to have won my place. You all know me as Lion Art, my actual name is Michelle Webb, as shown on poster below.

So for all those in Auckland, Melbourne & Sydney, get on down to the exhibitions & check out the amazing art on show, prints will be available for purchase & The Next Level Publication featuring all this year’s art will be on sale too.

For those unable to attend, prints & Publication can be purchased online at wacom.nextlevel.com

Cheers – Lion Art IMG_8720

The Next Level

Very honoured to be a winner in ‘The Next Level’ Exhibition! Hosted by Wacom ANZ & Just Another Agency, over 3 months in Melbourne, Sydney & Auckland.

The Next Level!

“The Journey”  I painted inspired by a trip to Vietnam last year, has been chosen for Wacom & Just Another Agency’s ‘The Next Level’ Exhibition & Publication. I’m beyond excited, this is a 4 month exhibition showing in Melbourne, Sydney & Auckland, & the publication featuring all artists exhibited, will be available to purchase through Just Another along with prints of all exhibits. 56 artists from around the world, showcasing digital art created using Wacom Intuos or Cintiq’s. I will post further info closer to event.

Happy painting  – Michelle

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The journey

Explore, challenge, grow…..This is what I try to achieve with each piece I paint. Exploring new styles, tools, subjects….Challenging myself with composition, lighting, textures & subject matter, you cannot Grow without doing so. Most artists want to become better, & their work to evolve…Even those who create as a hobby, the satisfaction of achievement has no boundary! I’m still finding my voice as an artist, & have only been painting proffesionally the past year…(I worked as a graphic designer before I became ill a number of years ago & had to stop working.) I studied many subjects at Melbourne School of art, but graphics was the proffesion that provided instant income…& I had a child to provide for. This journey of my little sailor searching for the magic cherry blossom, comes from my journey…Where is my cherry blossom…Only time & hard work will tell. To my young & new artists, that follow me….Challenge yourself to draw/paint what you see, a 5min sketch can teach you so much…Dont get disheartened/frustrated…It takes time & practise, even the most naturally gifted artists need to learn about values, perspective etc. Most of all, enjoy the experience of learning…Be proud when you achieve something new. There’s lots of resources on the internet to learn to draw/paint from…YouTube tutorials, process sheets & tools like colour charts, & 3d models. It doesn’t matter what medium you are working in the basics are the same, value, form, perspective, lighting….Basics that are the foundation of every great piece of art.  If your serious, & hope to work in the industry…Find artists whose work you admire & are offering courses, preferably those who have the experience & expertise behind them, with good reviews on their classes….You don’t want to learn bad habits from an artist who doesn’t know the fundamentals. So on this note, go forth & practise, study, have fun & if your using my brushes…Show me, I love to see your work! Soon I will be adding a feature page & showing off a piece of your work each month. IMG_7174

BMP Expo

I had a great day yesterday at BMP Expo, speaking to lots of people about my art including a couple of graphic designers that were fascinated how PS & Painter can be used to emulate traditional mediums. My families business Make Your Mark Australia (promo merchandise) was also exhibiting, & as part of a monthly promotion we had a competition to win a portrait experience with myself. The winner was a lovely lady Natasa & i look forward to painting her beautiful family in b & w, which i love. The runner up received a limited edition print of my Koi-Yin Yang, & was very excited to take it home. I also presented Gary Shulman with a lim print of Aussie Sunset, this was to thank him for sponsoring me…..im really thankful as i have some great leads come from this. I spent the day talking with many people about my art, & a lot took the time to watch a video of me painting….easier to do that than bring my studio set up to the Expo! One lovely lady  Alison Margaritus gave me a couple of great contacts in book publishing to follow up with & the gorgeous Zaharoula Harris -an amazing photographer & wonderful lady, discussing some potential ideas & projects for us to work on together. Looking forward to seeing where this all takes me. The other thing i got from yesterday is, there are people who’d enjoy learning my creative process & tips on painting……so with that im more determined than ever to add some of that here. I hope you all have a great week, will be back soon -❤️

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Exhibit tommorrow

These a few of the paintings i have on exhibit at Melbourne Showground tommorrow, for the Business MarketPlace Trade Show. The Business MarketPlace are sponsoring me & have given me space to display my work to the variety of organisations involved. These range from corporate, book publishers, charities to sole traders, insurance & real eastate……including my families business branding & promotional products. This is a great opportunity for me to find new ways to market, sell & find display locations…..best of all, i am the only artist who will be on display & promoted through their sponsorship. So watch this space for photos & updates, have a great day -peace & love ❤️🦁🎨 imageimageimageimage