Michelle Vella

MICHELLE VELLA is a contemporary POP Portrait artist that has fun with her colourful WIDE BIG EYES signature style, making people smile, while telling the story of her subjects through words and symbols interwoven into each portrait. 

In 2015, at the young age of 50, Michelle had a plan to sell her graphic design business to pursue something more creative. It had been 30 years since studying Fine Arts, and she started to paint again finding her big eye style. Posting a portrait to instagram everyday, she quickly caught the eye of W Magazine and the NY fashion scene.

Just months into her new career as an artist, Fashion designer and icon Diane von Furstenberg discovered Vella on Instagram, asking to purchase Vella’s BIG EYE portrait of DVF, which is now part of Diane’s art collection at the DVF Fashion House in NYC.

Michelle’s brand is on fire, painting non-stop, while designing a new WIDE BIG EYES women’s clothing line set to debut on The Shopping Channel’s (TSC) “Style Matter’s with Jeanne Beker” this April 4th.

Michelle believes anything is possible, “go after your dream, make it bigger, work hard, create opportunities, stay positive, be confident, smile and always grateful.

Michelle Vella has been featured on CNN Style, The MARILYN DENIS Show, City Line, and in Harper’s BAZAAR Thailand, W Magazine, FASHION Magazine, City Life, and ELLE CANADA.

Michelle is based in Toronto, Canada

 
 

Elton John “Rocket Man”

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Sophia Loren

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Leonard Cohen

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Elvis

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Cher

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Audrey Hepburn

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Charlie Watts

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Jackie Kennedy

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Keith Richards

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Paul McCartney

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Iris Apfel 2015

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Marilyn On Blue

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Andy Warhol

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Frida Kahlo

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Bob Marley

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

George Harrison

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Brigitte Bardot

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

John Lennon

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Marilyn On Pink

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Ringo Starr

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Basquiat Tom Ford

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Albert Einstein

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

PIcasso

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Ricky

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Peggy Sue

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Iris In Stripes

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Bowie

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Gord Downie

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Dianna Ross Woman In Gold

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Katherine Hepburn

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Mick Jagger

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Princess Diana

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Twiggy

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Janet Leigh “Scream”

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Pretty Eyes

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400

Prince

Michelle Vella

Acrylic on canvas Limited Edition Print

20”x20”

400


MICHELLE VELLA

is a contemporary POP Portrait artist that has fun with her colourful WIDE BIG EYES signature style, making people smile, while telling the story of her subjects through words and symbols interwoven into each portrait. 

In 2015, at the young age of 50, Michelle had a plan to sell her graphic design business to pursue something more creative. It had been 30 years since studying Fine Arts, and she started to paint again finding her big eye style. Posting a portrait to instagram everyday, she quickly caught the eye of W Magazine and the NY fashion scene.

Just months into her new career as an artist, Fashion designer and icon Diane von Furstenberg discovered Vella on Instagram, asking to purchase Vella’s BIG EYE portrait of DVF, which is now part of Diane’s art collection at the DVF Fashion House in NYC.

Michelle’s brand is on fire, painting non-stop, while designing a new WIDE BIG EYES women’s clothing line set to debut on The Shopping Channel’s (TSC) “Style Matter’s with Jeanne Beker” this April 4th.

Michelle believes anything is possible, “go after your dream, make it bigger, work hard, create opportunities, stay positive, be confident, smile and always grateful.

Michelle Vella has been featured on CNN Style, The MARILYN DENIS Show, City Line, and in Harper’s BAZAAR Thailand, W Magazine, FASHION Magazine, City Life, and ELLE CANADA.

Michelle is based in Toronto, Canada

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