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Michelle McConnell and Big Tree Mosaics

About the Artist

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Michelle is a professional mosaic artist. She runs her business from her studio in Durbanville. She put her business on hold to obtain a 3-year certificate in Professional Mosaic Artistry from Spier Arts Academy in 2015. This 3-year course has equipped her to teach a more advanced, classical style of mosaic, although she does teach all levels of mosaicing. Her classes focus on the artistic potential of each student. She enjoys helping her students break through their personal barriers and create beautiful pieces of art that they can be proud of.


The name of the business is derived from the big tree that is growing in her garden and that has been there for over a hundred years. Its apparent antiquity, the mosaic of its countless leaves, and the sunlight that plays between its boughs and greenery, make it a worthy symbol for her mosaic work






Last year, Michelle spent two weeks in Johannesburg, in residency at Constitution Hill, where she and a team of fellow students, worked on translating a painting by Ricky Dyaloyi into mosaic at the Nando's "Rites and Duties" exhibition. Michelle has exhibited at Rust-en-Vrede Gallery and is currently working towards a group exhibition. She has completed commissions for corporate and individual clients.







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