I am Michelle Haley, 37, and mum of one. Originally from Sunderland in North East England, but have lived in Ayr for the last 4 years. I’ve drawn and painted for around 15 years, and specialise mainly in acrylic on canvas but also occasionally in oil on canvas. I’m most aquatinted to painting seascapes, and more recently portraits, both human and pets. Ayrshire has some spectacular sunsets at the coast and is often my subject matter of choice. I’ve been told I bring life to paintings, and making someone smile with my work is my main aim.