MEET THE MEMBER – Michele Webber
Other art societies you belong to?
Gainsborough’s House Printmakers, SAA (Professional Associate)
What led you to start painting?
I always drew as a child and always wanted to be an artist. People told me it wasn’t possible so I gave it up after leaving school. At the age of 34 I decided I still wanted to be an artist so started again.
Do you have a preference for painting style?
If so, can you describe it? My style is precise but not exactly realistic. Stylised would be a good description, I didn’t choose it, it chose me.
Describe your perfect weekend
Spending time with my daughter, martial arts training, horror or sci fi movie and a dinner at a vegan restaurant
The best thing ever invented was:
My favourite game as a child was:
I didn’t like games and still don’t. I liked drawing pictures, roller skating and reading.
If you could give your teenage self one piece of advice, what would it be?
You can do more than the people around you say you can do.
My favourite place to paint is (and why):
My studio in the summer. It’s light and warm.
Your favourite colour to paint with?
Talens Rembrandt Cerulean Blue. Other brands just aren’t the same and I adore this delicate granulating blue.
Best piece of advice you were ever given about art
I would take the quote by Steve Martin ‘Be so good they can’t ignore you’
More on Michele:
Website address: www.michelewebber.com
Facebook profile: /michelewebberartist