Trinidadian artist Michelle Boyd was born on February 21st, 1968 in Trinidad's capital city, Port of Spain. Entranced by nature's beauty from as early as she can recall, Michelle continues to be intrigued by nature to this present day. Various aspects of the natural realm inspire her drawings and paintings: the bountiful flora, breathtaking landscapes and exotic rhythms of the Caribbean. These she imbues with her emotional response to life's unfolding drama. Her paintings evolve as contoured forms, shapes, tonal hues, transitions of varying colours, movement, rhythm and contrast.
After receiving her formal high school education at St. Joseph's Convent, St. Joseph, where she was awarded 'Most Outstanding Performance in Art' in 1986, Michelle embarked upon a career in Art. She soon became a Junior Artist at Transad Advertising Agency, where she spent one year as the Assistant to the Art Director.
In October 1988, Michelle entered the teaching profession. In 1993 she graduated with a distinction in elective Art from Valsayn Teachers' College. At present she teaches Visual Arts at Mt. Hope Secondary School, where she is also Head of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and is a Part Time Lecturer at the University of the West Indies.
She is a member of 'Women in Art', 'The Trinidad and Tobago Art Society','Canvas Caribbean' of which she is the Vice President. Her paintings and drawings adorn the homes of buyers both internationally - in Canada, England, New York, Central Florida, Miami, Los Angeles - and in Trinidad and Tobago.
Michelle has read for her Bachelor of Arts Degree (Special) in Visual Arts at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, where she received an award for Excellence in Visual Arts for the period 2001 to 2002. She completed her degree in July 2003 with First Class Honors. She has also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in The Teaching of Visual and Performing Arts in 2006 at UWI.
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