As a visual artist, I came to realize that art was an outlet for me early on, but on an unconscious level. I did not understand its hold on me until I came to the revelation that art fulfilled an intrinsic need. Creating art evolved into a means of connecting to my true self. And along that artistic journey I discovered the importance of extending my creative voice beyond the studio. This has led me to reveal parts of my soul as I share and connect my work with the universe.
The imagery in my work portrays a continuous dialogue with my psyche, the universe, and the nuances of everyday experiences.
Besides the paintings and monotypes I create, I have found through my blog “An Artist’s Journey” that words are an additional vehicle in which I can express myself. My blog weaves my art and daily journey into something less abstract and more concrete for my audience and followers. Because abstract works can sometimes be difficult to understand by themselves, my words give some clarity for viewers.
Essentially and simply, I am a creative using art and words to express and connect with the universe.
My work can be seen at the following galleries: Red Chair Gallery, 103 NW Oregon Ave., Bend, OR, Angi D Wildt Gallery, 106 10th St., Astoria, OR
and through High Desert Art League www.highdesertartleague.com
Member of NAWA (National Association of Women Artists) since 1994.
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Visual Artist, Michelle Lindblom’s Featured Art of the Month
“Out of Obscurity-Revival”, mixed media on canvas, 20″ x 18″
This canvas is a mixed media work using acrylics and modeling paste to create additional and more tactile textures. These textures push the image forward in parts of the composition, creating depth and dimension. The title describes what I see as a natural element, a flower or plant perhaps, pushing through the cave like imagery toward the bottom. The piece is a metaphor for working through our struggles, the more obscure parts of life and eventually coming out of the depths.