Michelle Buter is a self-taught mosaic artist from Somerset West. She completed her Honours degree in Radiography in Bloemfontein and later specialized in Mammography. Art has always been part of her life and a huge passion.
After doing a brief mosaic course, she fell in love with the reflective quality of stained glass as a medium to express herself. She calls her process, painting with glass. Creating a mosaic artwork takes hours of focus and planning, but creating something new from something broken is hugely rewarding. Her portraits explore the idea of fragmented lives and personalities.
Her abstract figurative artworks evoke a dreamy nostalgia and displays many different sides to being a woman.
Over the past twenty years she has done numerous commissions for interior designers, beauty salons, galleries and friends, home and abroad.