Artist's ProfileMichelle’s introduction to hand felting came about when she was studying for a textile art degree at the University of Ulster, Belfast. Michelle uses wool to create dramatic landscape pictures. She works using an ancient craft known as ‘hand felting’, to create a fabric and picture by matting un-spun wool with soapy water. The serendipitous process and rich vivid colours result in an image which resembles expressionist fine art painting. Michelle creates landscapes which are truly authentic to Donegal. Reflections of the outdoors, rugged, wild and remote, are matted into the felt, revealing mottled images which express a deep felt connection to her homeland.
“When a customer purchases a piece of my art work, they are buying a little bit of my heart and soul and a little piece of Donegal.” -Michelle McKee