Francisco Goya Awards - Barcelona, Spain, May 2017.
Michelli works primarily with acrylics, using gels, molding paste or crushed glass for texture, and glitter and metallic paint for added pizzazz. Her “Rocking It” series featuring Geode rocks is her most popular and best-selling series and which launched her international exposure. Michelli has exhibited in New York, Italy, France and Spain, is the recipient of several international art awards and has collectors worldwide.
Michelli is currently expanding her art business into promotion and sponsorship of artists into international art events with organizations she has personally vetted and exhibited with.
ARTmiration LLC is a Houston-based art business founded by artist Michelli Cockburn. Born in Colón, Republic of Panamá, Michelli began drawing at an early age and over the years developed an interest in painting to meet her need for new and diverse artwork as she constantly redecorated her home.
Invited by a friend to exhibit her personal artwork at a sponsored event in 2010, Michelli was surprised by the great response and offers to purchase her art. A major health scare about a year later gave Michelli a new perspective on life and motivated her to further explore her love of art and share it outside of her home.
Michelli is a self-taught artist and greatly enjoys the creative process and testing the limits of her imagination. Her styles and themes are diverse since she’s inspired by any and everything: textures, color, shapes, nature and movement. Her trademark color of black is often accented by lively colors, which pays homage to the richness of her Latin and Caribbean heritage.