English artist Michelle Heron (b.1980) is a painter working in acrylic, known primarily for her paintings that immortalise the many threatened independent shops that make our high streets what they are. She earned a degree in Fine Art in 2002 and recently moved her practice to Italy where she paints full time. Her work is heavily influenced by Edward Hopper and George Shaw for their sensitive use of colour and light and the way their paintings capture the mood and feelings of everyday scenes.
Michelle’s work has been shortlisted for The Lynn Painter-Stainers’ Prize (2016), the 157th Society of Women Artists Annual Open Exhibition (2018), The National Open Art Competition (2016), The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2017) and was a heat finalist on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2018. Michelle was twice a finalist for The John Ruskin Prize (2016 & 2019).