Michelle Endersby

About the Artist

Inspired by a vision of a light-filled rose garden, she experienced on awakening from a coma following emergency brain surgery, Michelle Endersby paints stylised portraits of roses on round canvases representing her return to wholeness.  Painting from her own photographs, Michelle travels widely and spends considerable time in rose gardens to capture the perfect bloom in the ideal light to take back to her studio in bayside Bonbeach to paint. Michelle’s work explores the themes of the cycle of life and the strong contrast of light and shade giving a 3 dimensionality to the roses.  The circular canvases invite the viewer to stop for a moment and enter the enticing world of the rose.  Painting in acrylic Michelle enjoys building up layers of colour and the meditative aspect of painting petal by petal around and around the circle.  Michelle’s paintings have been exhibited here in Australia and in New York City and are found in the homes of local and international collectors, all of whom speak the universal language of the rose.  Michelle shares her experiences of being a rose artist and enthusiast via her inspiring monthly ‘arts, gardens and always roses’ email newsletter.

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

  • 2016 Prelude to Spring, Gallery 34, Yea
  • 2015 30 Roses in 30 Days, Shibuki, Mordiallioc
  • 2014 Awakening Around Roses G3 Artspace, Kingston Arts Parkdale
  • 2013 Floribunda Busybird Publishing Studio Gallery Montmorency
  • May 2013 Garden Of Abundance Aum Shanti Gallery Frankston

Invitation/Group Exhibitions (selected)

  • 2016 Changing Perspectives, Melbourne Society of Women Painters & Sculptors
  • 2015 Changing Perspectives, Melbourne Society of Women Painters & Sculptors
  • 2015 Contemporary Perspectives, Agora Gallery New York USA
  • 2015 In Reverie of Form, Agora Gallery New York USA
  • 2015 Healing Power of Art online exhibition, Manhattan Arts International
  • 2015 Kilmore Art Expo, Kilmore Memorial Hall, Victoria
  • 2015 Feast Pray Love, Collins Street Baptist Church, Melbourne, Victoria
  • 2015 Twitter Art Exhibit, Moss Library, Moss, Norway
  • 2015 A4 Art Australia, CAS, Herring Island, Melbourne, Victoria
  • 2014/5 40×40 2014 Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Victoria
  • 2014 Masterworks, Swipers Gully Vineyard, Research, Victoria
  • 2013 Kernewek Lowender Art Prize. Ascot Theatre Gallery Kadina, South Australia
  • 2012 Kingston Art Blitz, Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin, Victoria

Published (selected)

  • 2015 Michelle Endersby ARTisSpectrum, New York, Volume 34, Nov 2015, pg 89
  • 2013 Awakening Around Roses: a bouquet by artist Michelle Endersby, Michelle Endersby, Busybird Publishing, Montmorency


  • Works held in private collections in France, Singapore, USA, India and Australia