Artist Michelle Duffy of Camlake Canvas
I first met Michelle Duffy of Camlake Canvas when Patrick and I were visiting Fermanagh in December 2015. As part of a press trip we were introduced to Michelle who welcomed us into her home to have a chat, and of course to see her work.
Michelle’s welcome was warm. The chat was effortless, you know that enjoyable kind where twenty minutes could have turned into two hours. And her work, well her work was inspiring. Inspiring in the sense that I wanted to witness in person the scenes she paints.
You see although Michelle expresses her creations in both traditional and contemporary style, to me Michelle’s true speciality is finding the beauty in the colours of the everyday scenes and changing seasons of the world around her. These scenes stretch the length of and breadth of the Island of Ireland, from land to sea. From sunrises over lakes to sunsets over sea shores. However much of her focus is on her homeland of Fermanagh, a county that deserves to be explored, and Michelle helps inspire me to do so.
Since meeting Michelle I’ve been following her (not literally, that’s just creepy) on her social media accounts – keeping up to date with the new work she creates and the new ventures she’s involved in.
And speaking of new ventures, as a lover of art and interior design, I have to say I was delighted to see Michelle take her creativity to another level with her own collection of Camlake Canvas Cushions. Absolutely gorgeous … I’ll have one of each please!