About me

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,

Michelle x

Art Of Deception

Twisting Reality, Igniting Imagination

 Encouraging all that you are and all that you aspire to be