05 July 2023

July 2023


Welcome to my July Art Newsletter


Dear Friends, supporters and art enthusiasts,


This month, I am thrilled to share with you some very special news. My digital drawing of Jama has been selected for the Brixton open exhibition at Brixton Library from 3 - 27 July.

The opening is Monday 3 July 6-8pm, Brixton (Tate) Library,

Brixton Oval, SW2 1JQ




I drew Jama after meeting him at the Colour Walks, he is a mental health support worker, he gets his clients to choose the colours he wears.

I am excited by the fact that this digital painting captivated the judges, as it was created and crafted using a digital drawing board, much the same as using paper and pen It's important to understand the original is a digital image.




Drawing in this way still enables me to keep my unique colourful palette and artistic style. 
There is a People's Prize to be won too in this show, so please come and support me by voting for my piece. 




Please don't forget my work is still on show at the Ortus Centre at 82-96 Grove Lane, London, SE5 8SN - part of the Maudsley Hospital and my billboard is at Reeves Corner, Croydon, CR0 1XP


New Commission

At the end of July I'll present a new piece that I have been working on for a group show developed by and with a number of women artists. The project is facilitated by Little Cogs artistic director, Vici Wreford-Sinnott, and funded by Arts Council England. It was developed during lockdown and it is about all the choices I could have explored if I had not been disabled, amongst female archetypes such as a witch or a goddess.



It is a work that has taken over 6 months, as I thought through the creative process and researched the archetypes I wanted to use. I imagined how other people view me as a disabled neurodivergent person growing up in England alongside my own ambition and community cultural norms. The work is a polyptych, which is a group of four or more paintings that tell a story. 


The works will be exhibited at ARC, Stockton Arts Centre on 2nd of August until 1st of September 2023 

Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1LL



Upcoming Events


  • I will be in the House of Annetta in August, so let me know if you want to stop by.
  • Arts Depot opening on 5th September until 30th of September 2023, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London N12 0GA





Over the last year, I have been showing my work a lot and I want to thank all my supporters...

This month I also did my first two gigs supporting Meg Lee Chin as I was in her backing band.


I also put some of my poetry to music with the wonderful Karl and performed at the Temple of Ideas. Look out, we will be back in July.


You can catch me on a Colour Walk, a poetry event or pop in for a studio visit. 


Please email me to make an appointment. mbfcsra@gmail.com






You could also consider commissioning me. Or donating in September to my crowdfunder.




My art is vibrant and thought provoking. I have an unwavering passion for creativity. Art is a means of self-expression and healing. My artwork is deeply inspired by my personal experiences especially human rights and disability, which continues my ongoing exploration of the human condition.


My style is characterised by a fusion of colourful figurative elements, resulting in visually stunning compositions that invite viewers to interpret and engage with my pieces. My use of bold colours and intricate symbolism creates a rich tapestry of emotions and narratives within each artwork.




So why commission art?



Personalisation: Commissioning art allows you to acquire a piece that is uniquely tailored to your preferences, interests, and space. Collaborating with an artist ensures that the artwork perfectly aligns with your vision and resonates with your personal story.


Emotional Connection: By commissioning art, you forge a deep connection with the artist and the creative process. You become a part of the artwork's journey, witnessing its evolution from concept to completion. This emotional connection enhances the value and meaning of the artwork, making it a cherished possession.





Art Musings: Why buy art?




Emotional impact: Art has the power to invoke emotions, stimulate introspection, and enrich our lives. A well-chosen artwork can serve as a source of inspiration, encourage thought provoking conversations, and bring beauty into our everyday environments.


When you buy art, you directly support the artist and their creative endeavours. Artists rely on sales to sustain their practice, continue producing remarkable works, and contribute to the cultural fabric of our society.


Unique Expression: Buying art allows you to embrace and appreciate the diversity of artistic expression. Each artwork tells a story and offers a distinctive perspective. By bringing art into your home or office, you create an environment that celebrates individuality, stimulates conversation, and sparks curiosity.


My art is available for purchase and you can visit my studio by appointment.


Whether you are a seasoned art collector or an art enthusiast looking to start your collection, my pieces are a captivating addition to any space


To explore my art collection or inquire about commissioning a personalised artwork, please email me after visiting Instagram and my website so you choose what sort of work you may want, is it an important anniversary or birthday?


Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours, captivating symbolism, profound emotions and create a unique gift.


Remember, art has the power to transcend boundaries, connect people, and inspire change. Supporting artists mean you become part of an ever-evolving tapestry.


Best wishes,


Michelle Baharier

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