CANADA 
Pop Artist / Illustrator

Canadian, Toronto-based pop artist Michelle Vella is known for her colourful, bold and energetic portrayals of pop culture icons and things. With a degree in fine arts and a history working in graphic design, she made a career change in 2015 to pursue art full-time. Instagram propelled near instant success of her wide big eye portraits on the NY fashion scene. She soon began painting on large square canvases, selling her portraits of such pop icons as Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, and Twiggy to collectors worldwide. In 2021, Vella began exploring a new style of big eyes with a quasi-realistic technique which has been well received. Michelle is bursting with fun ideas and can hardly paint fast enough.