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Artist statement

Michelle realized from early on in her art career that manipulating multicolored fiber and incorporating acrylic paint on canvas was an avenue to help her navigate and cope in unfamiliar environments. Her artwork exudes the true expression of her quest for life and the undeniable influence of her rich Jamaican culture, her experiences living here in the United States and exploration of other cultures through her travels.

Each piece is a manifestation of experiences that were once suppressed or embraced and transcends the precincts of culture, religion, gender and ethnicity. The evolution of her work from 2-D to 3-D forms on and off the canvas correlates to her risk-taking tenacity and fearlessness to accept challenges that push the boundaries of her artistry while remaining authentic to her dexterity. Although her work reflects a touch of whimsy, each piece carries an underlying message of hope, perseverance and optimism.

Press Releases

First Black Female Artist Awarded Solo Permanent Public Art Commission By The City of  West Palm Beach  | wpb.org  | July 14, 2021

Jamaican-born artist Michelle Drummond To Have Work Permanently Installed In West Palm Beach Public Library  | Jamaicaobserver.com  | July 4, 2021

Jamaican Artist Michelle Drummond First Black Female Artist To Be Permanently Installed In West Palm Beach Public Library  | Jamaicans.com  | June 28, 2021

Jamaican Artist Michelle Drummond Becomes First Black Woman Awarded Solo Art Commission by City of West Palm Beach  | Caribbean National Weekly | June 22, 2021

Cultural Council’s Biennial Features Variety of New County Artists | Palm Beach Daily News | March 27, 2021

Meet Michelle Drummond | Contemporary Mixed Media Fiber Artist | Shoutout Miami | March 17, 2021

Jamaican Fiber Artist Michelle Drummond Colorful Works on Display at Pompano Beach Cultural Center | Caribbean National Weekly | October 16, 2019

Colorful Fiber Art By Michelle Drummond Comes to The Pompano Beach Cultural Center | Broadway World | October 15, 2019

Life and Work with Michelle Drummond | Voyage MIA | July 3, 2019

Artist Michelle Drummond to Exhibit Work at South Florida Galleries | Caribbean National Weekly | March 29, 2019

Art Synergy: Bringing the Palm Beach Art Scene Together | WPB Magazine | January 9, 2019

DrumStrings: Jamaican artist exhibits in Delray Beach | Caribbean National Weekly | September 9, 2018

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