Hi, I am Mishell. I am a self-taught artist, and mother of two, with a passion for bold, vibrant artwork that radiates joy.
I believe in happy and that it can be achieved with splashes of vivid colour. I would love every home to have its own piece of customised art for the entire family to enjoy.
My pictures are storybooks for your wall that encourage dreams, stories, adventures and create lasting memories.
It all started with a dream….
Back in 2012, I lost my corporate job and was expecting my first baby – a boy. For some reason, I kept having a dream of red poppies, set in a background of a fiery red and yellow sunset.
A friend suggested bringing that vision to life through painting. Having not painted since my schooldays, I nervously accepted the challenge and went to an Art Cafe (in Singapore). I never thought that in that moment, my whole life would change. As the first brushstroke touched the canvas, my soul awakened and a hidden passion was unleashed. This was the start of my new adventures and vocation.
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
– Pablo Picasso.
With my own son in mind, I was seeking some vibrant and fun art to brighten his nursery walls, But I only found dull, uninspiring pictures or ones with very gender specific colours.
Wanting to create a happy and stimulating space for my child, I decided to use my new passion and create my own pictures.
My first children’s painting was of a train with cheery animals, which has now become Milc’s, signature piece “Choo Choo”. From there, I had the idea of creating ‘alphabet animals’ to personalise the picture with my son’s name.
This made it a more special keepsake. The letters were textured and encouraged him to touch them. At the age of 3.5 years old, Marc was tracing the letters with his fingers and learning to spell his name.
Over time, my artwork began to get noticed. Friends were sharing my pieces on social media and requesting the “Choo Choo” painting for themselves. This is when my prints were established.
I then started to get commissions for new pictures. Pieces like my “Roadworks in Zuhrenn” were inspired, which was painted for a boy who loved construction vehicles and trains. Since then, my art has taken off and I love making joyful and engaging pictures for children and families to cherish.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions – I’d love to hear from you.