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Mel Williamson

Michaela Hoppe
   

Oil

Mel Williamson’s work is about honesty and elevating the humble and everyday. She loves the tactile and slippery nature of oil paint and often works in an “alla prima” method on smooth surface to reveal her bravura brushwork.

Beginning with very loose shapes, she allows her subjects to emerge gradually, almost as if sculptured. She is most interested in capturing the emotion held within the figure; the truth expressed thru unconscious gesture. Philosophically, her paintings are limited in detail so as to invite the viewer to participate in the seeing.

“When I paint I want to be as a poet, not an accountant.” – Stapleton Kearns

Mel Williamson was born in 1975 and raised on a small island off the west coast of Canada, where she still lives. She is thankful to be deeply affected by art and intends to continue to absorb and share her love of it. Her passion for the medium of oil paint is now extended in teaching others how fun, easy (and minimally toxic) it can be to work with.

Mel is currently represented by three galleries in Canada.

Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe

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Mel’s EXPERTISE

Listed below are this Master’s specialty skills. Join this Master’s group if you want to grow your skills in these areas.

Technical:

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Technique Demos

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Colour and Composition
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Providing Art Critiques

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Supplies and Tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend

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Studio Setup for Art Production

MARKETING & BRANDING:

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Shows and Exhibits
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Design & Logo

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Photoshop Skills

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Basic Photography

BUSINESS:

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Pricing Artwork

For Emerging Artists

Am I An Emerging Artist?

As an emerging artist, you have been painting regularly and feel fairly confident in your one unique style. 

You've taken workshops/courses and have already been selling your work to friends, family, and in community shows, markets and beyond.

Now you're ready to take it to the next level!

YOU'RE INTERESTED IN:

  • art critiques - getting expert feedback on your artwork
  • selling - learn how to sell your artwork
    • pricing
    • building your brand and marketing, leveraging social media well
    • earning a steady income in an unsteady economy
    • how to approach galleries and/or go solo successfully
  • business skills - learn the mechanics of creating and sustaining a business as an artist
  • production - studio set-up and time management to maximize production
  • art licensing - what products to create, how to find a reputable producer

More than an Art Workshop

WHAT TO EXPECT

2-hr monthly
videoconference session with MASTER ARTIST, NAVIGATOR and small group

Practice-based HOMEWORK
and ACCOUNTABILITY 

INFORMATIVE INTERACTIVE and HONEST conversations

Additional 1-hr session mid-month with NAVIGATOR and GROUP. Navigator permanently assigned to your group, accountable for your growth trajectory

CONFIDENTIAL discussion board for you and your group, with 24hr access to session RECORDINGS

CHOOSE a new Master Artist every 6 to 8 months to bring NEW EXPERTISE and SKILL TRAINING

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Artwork by Michaela Hoppe

SOLO SHOWS
2022 Spotlight Show, Peninsula Gallery, Sidney, BC
2020 Spotlight Show, Peninsula Gallery, Sidney, BC
2020 New Works, Steffich Fine Art, Salt Spring Island, BC
2018 Nature Morte, Kizmit Galeria w Julie MacKinnon ceramics, Salt Spring Island, BC
2018 New Works, Steffich Fine Art, Salt Spring Island, BC
2015 New Works, Steffich Fine Art, Salt Spring Island, BC
2014 Debut Show, Café Talia, Salt Spring Island

AWARDS
2018 Juror’s Choice Award from Ken Faulks for Spaghetti/Pagliacci’s, Sidney Fine Art Show, Sidney, BC
2015 Award of Excellence for Beautiful, Sooke Fine Art Show, Sooke, BC
2015 Juror’s Choice Award from Sara Genn for Withdrawn, Sidney Fine Art Show, Sidney, BC
2013 Best Work on Canvas or Board for Thelma and her Baby, Sidney Fine Art Show, Sidney, BC

KEY EDUCATION
2018 Jeremy Mann and Nadezda Bootcamp (won subsidized spot), Menorca Pulsar, Spain
2018 Max Ginsburg Workshop, WIFAS, Whidby Island, WA, USA
2017 Rob Liberace Workshop, WIFAS, Whidby Island, WA, USA
2015 Shane Wolf Workshop, Northwest Fine Art Studio, Vancouver, BC
1993-1997 Graphic Design and Illustration, Capilano College, North Vancouver, BC

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