- Alumni, 2013
- Bespoke Courses Faculty
Michelle Cioccoloni lived for many years in Rome, Italy and was a student at the Royal Drawing School in 2012, where she now teaches. Specializing in monochrome drawings of interiors, objects and ancient artefacts, her technique has been influenced by the study of the Old Masters. Her drawings in ink, which is applied with a fine metal-nib pen, play on the juxtaposition between illusionistic space and flat areas of tone.
She has been Artist in Residence at Oskar Kokoschka’s School of Seeing in Salzburg, at Dumfries House in Scotland and most recently on the National Trust Hafod Estate in Wales (2022). As a recipient of the Richard Ford Travel Scholarship she lived in Madrid for 4 months, making in-depth studies of paintings in the Prado Museum. Current research into Italian sculpture, and in particular the works of Michelangelo, involves regular drawing trips to Florence, Italy. Her studio is in the Ashdown Forest, West Sussex.