Michelle Tappin Davis
TrinBago artist, educator and entrepreneur, Michelle Tappin-Davis, enjoys experimenting with a variety
of media. However she enjoys painting the most. Traditionally her style has been representational and
the warm palette of her paintings reflect her Caribbean roots. Most of her pieces include figurative
forms as well as visual metaphors to create subtle narratives.
Although she has been exhibiting since 1996, Michelle launched her first show, Celebration, in 2011, in which she began to explore conceptual themes in a more Impressionist style. Two of her pieces, Scarborough Sunday Morning and Digging For Sand, Pigeon Point, form part of the National Heritage Collection, Shaw Park Complex, Tobago.
She is currently working on a collection of black and white drawings and plans to exhibit abroad. Michelle is
also the fourth President of the Women In Art Organization of Trinidad and Tobago, which is an NGO for
the promotion of local women artists.
She is also passionate about creating a culture of entrepreneurship among her students at HillView College, a prominent Secondary School in East Trinidad. With this determination, she co-ordinates a club for Art, Film and Photography at her school, through which her students derive income for themselves. Her goal is to make art more central to the lives of the people of Trinidad and Tobago.
Some of Michelle’s work that are currently on display at the studio include: