Looking at Michelle Boyle’s work is a kind of quiet, contemplative, and intimate experience. Certain works have a way of conjuring memory, and almost like a whisper, one is drawn in – closer. Looking at her very personal subject matter – a painting of a room, an empty chair, a patterned dress or a worn pair of shoes, disembodied, can be transporting.
These delicately drawn and sensitively painted objects become triggers for one’s own reverie. There is a kind of subtle and poetic mystery in her work—one can’t always know with certainty what an empty area or the bloom of a warm colour might mean for her, but there is certainly enough room, enough rhythm and balance, to rest the eye and to meditate on what might have been found or lost and found again– Pamela Sztybel, Painter, USA
Installation of drawings and reconstructed sewing pattens 2017