Michelle Cioccoloni is a practicing artist currently based in London and West Sussex, specializing in monochrome ink drawings of interiors and objects.
She trained at the Royal Drawing School in London, which has at its core intensive research and practice in drawing from observation. As recipient of the 2014 Richard Ford Award she was Artist in Residence at the Museo del Prado, Madrid, drawing from the paintings in the museum's vast collection. Carrying out in-depth study of the Spanish Masters led to her current body of work, a series of highly detailed drawings and paintings of botanical subjects, which make use of dramatic contrasts of light and dark, employ colour for expressive purposes and use form as a vehicle for conveying emotions.
Her work is held in the following collections: The Royal Collection; The Royal Academy, London; Museo del Prado, Madrid; Dumfries House, Scotland; Sir Michael Moritz & Harriet Heyman; private collections in UK, Austria, Spain, Italy and USA.