ARTIST PROFILE

Michelle Tomkins

Bio

Michelle is a Blue Mountains Australian based Christian artist and art therapist who is a descendant of the Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi Nations. Michelle’s creative works has been showcased in a number of exhibitions, including the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, 2020 Art Fair, and the Head On Photo Festival, 2019. Before training as an art therapist, Michelle’s decade-long role as an art coordinator in an all-female correctional centre, saw her facilitate daily workshops aimed to support young women overcoming emotional, mental and behavioural difficulties by engaging with, and expressing themselves through art. Michelle’s creative works are rich in poetic sensibility, exploring themes around human experience, connections between the physical and spiritual, and metaphors of the soul.

Business Name/Organization

Upper Room Christian Creative Therapy

Artwork Entries