Michele Illing fine artist and tutor
I am an art enthusiast and like to think well known educator and demonstrator living in the Southeast of England. In my early career I worked as a freelance illustrator in advertising and publishing.
I have had paintings shown in many joint exhibitions across the UK including The Mall Galleries, London where in 2014 I received the Faber-Castell Award for my pastel painting of 'Big Baby'.
I regularly paint private commissions, particularly portraiture and have paintings in collections at home and abroad.
I have created a number of art video courses in collaboration with ArtTutor.com and have been a featured artist in the Pastel Journal of America, Artists and Illustrators magazine and have had several articles published in Paint magazine.
My passion for art just keeps growing and I love to share that passion with my students. I have run my own regular classes and workshops for over 17 years in mixed-media, watercolour, pastel, acrylic, drawing and pen and ink. I also take workshops, demonstrations and critiques for other art groups and have organised and been the principal tutor on painting holidays abroad.