Hello! I'm Michelle, a freelance illustrator and artist from Cyprus.


Why the name "paintbrushinmytea"? Well why not. Also I do this a lot. Also my sister came up with the name because I do this a lot.

Born in London, raised in Cyprus and higher educationed (making up words!) back in the UK I moved back to my little island a few years ago and settled into a small home studio with a growing number of animals.

I specialise in hand drawn / hand painted illustrations and sometimes use digital colour backgrounds in my work. Colour is a major factor in my art and my life (and my hair ...for a few years anyway, until my curls sadly couldn't handle the bleach any more). In my spare time I enjoy dancing - sometimes I even have dance sessions with my dog so I created the hashtag #dancewithyourpetsaturday on Instagram. Do join in and tag me!

In 2019 I opened a brick and mortar shop in the capital called #shopatnumber4 with two other creatives where we make and sell our artwork. If you're on the island look us up at Perikleous 4, 1010 in old town Nicosia.

To keep up to date with my work follow me on Instagram or visit my Etsy shop for some of my products.

For any enquiries please email paintbrushinmytea@gmail.com or use the "Contact Me" page to drop me a line.

Art has always been and will always be my therapy, and through my work I hope to bring some of that joy to others with funnies, happies and lots of colours.