Michelle Henderson-Topp is a mostly self-taught artist who has discovered an affinity for acrylics and multi-media collage. She has had eleven one woman shows and participated in numerous group shows. There is a constant movement between two extreme forms of expression in her work. First, abstract painting with its challenge to mean something when it often looks like random nothingness. Second, realism with its challenge to mean something even though it looks like exact somethingness.
She paints with a joie de vie of spirit and a quirkiness of perspective. You may remember her vegetables hanging at the Green Moustache. You may know of her art through the stickers on those incredible chocolates you can’t resist at Xoco Chocolates or seen her animal paintings at Sea to Sky Art House. You may remember her show Many Happy Things at the library or her contributions to the International Women’s Day Show. You may have even toured her small Art Gallery and Garden on Smoke Bluff Road during the Garden and Art Tour years ago.
Michelle has been painting since 2000. Her work hangs on walls around the world. She has recently won an online Juried Art Show with the theme Petting Zoo. There were over 900 entries from over 450 artists world wide. Michelle’s piece ‘Don’t Ever Change’ won best of show.