Matilda Michell combines classical still life oil painting with a contemporary twist. She incorporates ordinary, everyday objects that fit so seamlessly into a classical context that they are barely noticeable as ‘modern’. Matilda studied painting at the National Art School in Sydney and has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions around Australia. She has won numerous art prizes including the Waverly Art Prize and the John Olsen Prize for Figure Drawing. Her works can be found in private collections and the collection of the South Australian Museum.