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Welcome to my website and I am glad you have found me.

I am a narrative figurative artist painting in oils and seek to create art that draws the viewer in;  they form their own idea of what is happening.  I like receiving feedback as everyone has different ideas and there is a chance to do this via my Blog on the website,  which I update weekly.

I live on North Street in Bristol, UK, which is a hub for street art and graffiti.  Each year it plays host to Upfest, the Urban Paint Festival.   Street artists from all over the world descend on  the street where I live and cover every available wall, hoarding, etc with wonderful, sometimes humorous, sometimes political, always interesting street art and graffiti.

I decided I wanted to preserve some of this art, as it is by its nature ephemeral;  it gets painted over and that is its point, which I find sad.

I go around the area and take photos of street art that interests me.  I then obtain the street artist’s permission to incorporate their work into my own composition and tag them into my work in progress images on Instagram and Twitter.  In this way I can give them added exposure wherever possible.

I place a woman somewhere in the vicinity of the street art, performing an action which changes the dynamic of the 2d street art, bringing art to life and vice versa.

Having said that,  my artwork can be applied to any city or town  as they all have their own individual street artists.  So I am always looking for collaborations in other cities.  I am taking part in Roy’s People Art Fair at Bargehouse,  Oxo Tower Wharf  in London from 1-4 November and have painted a series of works based around Amy Winehouse, who lived in Camden, London and is one of my heroines.  Please come along and introduce yourself to me, I am always happy to talk about my work.    I call my work Miche’s Niche as I think it is unique.

I show my work at Great White Art gallery in Bristol (http://greatwhiteart.com) .

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So please feel free to join me on Facebook at Miche Watkins and my art page Miche Artist, let’s connect on Twitter or Instagram MicheWatkins or email me at michetoots@yahoo.co.uk.

October 2018

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