Underwater Life

Michelle’s husband provides her inspiration and window to the marine world. Michelle has a fascination with coral and reef and fish, being surrounded by wonderful undersea scenes unique to Western Australia. The many trips to the North West and the beautiful Ningaloo reef provide essence and drive to strive to capture the details of the reef and it abundant life.


Michelle’s technique is unique as she captures our beautiful local landscape with illuminating colours and her attention to detail brings the canvas to life. Within each gallery are some of Michelle’s most liked paintings. She has created many that are not display on this site – we hope you enjoy the ones she has chosen to share.


Michelle’s landscapes are a place to sit, a place to be, sinak into, reflect and think. Inspired by the natural beauty of the Western Australian coastline and coastal forest areas, her paintings are as spectacular and timeless as the locations depicted. The trees that find a place amongst the rock and hard ground, blackboys standing tall to watch over an ancient water.


Michelle requests for portraits range from Bull Dog, Race horses, favourite cars and children at play. Children on the beach playing in the sand, holds a special place for Michelle, living in Dunsborough and watching her own two children grow up on the beach with a bucket and spade, watching their playtime in their timeless escape the beach.


Michelle find the intricacy of flowers a treat to study and work on. The texture and colour that flow along the pedals are one of natures truly amazing designs and display of colour. Michelle takes the time to look deeply into the flowers she paints.

The depth and lush colour of these roses make you feel like you could run your hands over the pedals.



Michelle’s nudes painting are a study of the many wonderful lines of the body. Acrylics give the illustrated style of Michelle’s work a great vibrancy – which brings these nudes to life – but keeping them subtle and smooth in any living space.

From imaginative pieces inspired by the human form to commissioned art works, Michelle’s exporation of the beauty of the human body gives new perspective.

Michelle Gelmi is a talented and visionary artist, based in Dunsborough, in the beautiful South West of Western Australia. Drawing inspiration from the breathtaking coastal and bush settings as well as the joy and excitement of the many families who holiday in the region, Michelle’s work is both vibrant, meaningful and captures the true feelings and encounters to be found in the area. She also works on commissioned pieces, bringing her unique style to highly personalised work of art.

Michelle Gelmi

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