Newcastle based artist Michelle Oakden explores the abstract world using bold, vibrant colours and shapes. An engineer by trade, she loves solving problems and the abstract creativity she explores through her artwork allows her to tap into the world of possibility. Through her artwork, Michelle feels the joy in creating something that’s intriguing and beautiful, without it needing to achieve any other function! She loves working with acrylic inks and metallics on paper, delighting in the fluid nature of this medium, and she also creates acrylic abstracts on canvas. Michelle’s creativity is inspired by nature – glorious sunrises and sunsets, the richness of the ocean, and the spectacular colours of the cosmos. Her artwork is truly an expression of being in the moment and capturing how that feels.