I have spent a lifetime exploring the effect color has on people. As a makeup artist and self-taught painter, I consider myself a colorist. Understanding the effect color has on someone is key to my paintings. Floral beauty is my sanctuary, I respond viscerally and want to capture the feeling I get when I see, smell and touch flowers and nature. Each one of my paintings provoke an emotion that is pleasing, whimsical and delicious. When I paint, color and texture are the key components and consideration. I paint with acrylic paint on canvas using a palette knife. Color smearing and canvas lacing are techniques I use to create texture and dimension. I believe art should be enjoyed and accessible to all who love it. Most days you can find me in my studio painting and discovering something new the color and canvas have to offer!
I paint with acrylic on canvas using palette knives. I color mix to find the exact shade I see in my head.
Beauty is all around us...its up to each of us to appreciate and respond to it according to our soul's desire. I happen to paint.
I am so honored to be given a "Special Recognition" award for this piece. Its almost serendipitous as the title is
Published in the July, August and September 2019 issues of House&Garden UK Magazine. Pictured #44 is Rose Water 24 x 24 acrylic on canvas.
Thank you for your kind words
"Michelle is an amazing artist! She just delivered my special order paintings this morning and they are beautiful! So much detail and vibrant colors! Love, love, love them!♥️"
I'm so honored to receive a Special Merit award for the 9th Annual All Womens Fine Art Show from LightSpaceTime Online Art Gallery for Heaven's Garden in January 2020. My heart is so full!
I'm so excited to be awarded 2 artist's residencies in 2020. May I'm off to Italy and France in September.