Firstly thank you for stopping by to check out Art of Deception. My name is Michelle Prior and I am freelance artist based in Cambridgeshire.
My career spans over 20 years, beginning modestly as an
apprentice hairdresser back in 1999.
After years progressing through the salon ranks I began to get the urge for something new. Having had experience as an apprentice myself and working with many young aspiring hairdressers in the salons I decided to venture into the world of education.
Anyone in the education sector can tell you what an eye-opening and challenging experience it is. At times I certainly questioned who the one learning was! Working with young people is both thrilling and exhausting but ultimately massively rewarding. Alongside the teaching I remained curious and eager to further develop my own creativity so it was during this time that I also completed my qualification in Theatrical and Media makeup.
The journey that followed this particular qualification has been a colourful and exciting one. I have been lucky enough to work on a variety of amazing projects. Including TV and film work, photographic shoots, advertising and charity events. My skills have taken me to festivals where I have worked both backstage and front of house. As a body artist I have competed in UK competitions, and was placed 2nd in the Living Art Show Body Painter of the year competition. My experiences have enabled me to encounter such a diverse mixture of people which has been a real highlight for me. Amongst many things, people teach you about tenacity, courage, strength and love. There is no certificate for such lessons yet I regard them as some of the most valuable.
I soon realised that my absolute passion is Art, I love to create and develop ideas. I revel in the process and am always excited by the outcome. It took me a long time to pluck up the courage to show my work but I finally realised that the greatest thing about art is its subjectivity, as long as I stayed true to myself creating the things that I love then I had nothing really to fear.
So that's it and here you are, at my website, and for that I am extremely grateful.
Take a look around and if you have any questions then please do get in touch,
Art Of Deception
Twisting Reality, Igniting Imagination
Encouraging all that you are and all that you aspire to be