About the artist:
Bio: Art has always been a part of my life. Even as a small child I can remember painting, coloring, cooking, ceramics, trying blowing glass – my family was always embracing new ways to express ourselves. My Grandfather, who I called Pop Pop was a true Renaissance man and he inspired me to try many forms of art! My most cherished possession is a Tiffany lamp he made from stained glass. I can remember watching him pick out the glass, cut it, fuse it and build this amazing piece of Art. My Mother, would over the years, encourage me not to walk away from making Art. She would say Michelle you love it too much – make the time! Eventually I would come to try ceramics, painting water colors, photography and teaching myself to cook Indian food – the journey was never ending. You name it I wanted to try it! Over the years Art has glided in and out of my life to varying degrees. But over the last year and a half it has become a priority. Painting has become my meditation. After many trials and errors with making Art I have embraced working with acrylic paints. I stumbled on a new medium I had never seen before and it spoke to me and my abstract preference of making Art! So, I decided to teach myself how to work with fluid painting, pour painting – different people call it different names. I just call it Fun! It is a method of mixing acrylic paints with a pouring medium and then pouring it on a any number of items – canvas, piggy banks, serving trays, planters, vinyl records, the opportunities are endless. Over the past year and a half, I have started to find I love painting on old vinyl records, incorporating my love for music in my own unique way. After completing a few my husband suggested making some into clocks – and they turned out really cool! I love seeing them in a floating frame, they really “pop”. I still paint on canvas as well and recently I pour painted an electric guitar! That was challenging and fun. Another unique idea that my hubby came up with. He plays guitar and wanted one for his studio so I figured why not try. My hope is that my Art will make people smile and give them joy. I hope when people look at a piece of my Art that it “speaks” to them and takes them to a happy place. My happy place is the beach hence why I paint with so many shades of blue, hahaha. Art is very subjective and we each like what we like hopefully I make some Art that others want to have in their lives. That brings me the greatest joy.