I see in swaths of color, texture and light. I am inspired by the lyrical movement and biomorphic forms in luscious, impasto paint while creating a joyous, spirited feeling. Oftentimes I start a painting with just a few premises, such as color and mark making, to drive where I am to focus next. This allows for a totally free and intuitive process.
I took up my brush in earnest in 2010 while spending more time in Florida. I worked in oils and realism but knew I was missing something. Acrylic and abstract painting allow me to give a visual voice to my inner world. Creating has become an important part of my life and I paint daily.
Find my work in Charlotte, NC at Allison Sprock Fine Art and in San Antonio, TX at AnArte Gallery.
Find me on social media @michellemarrastudio on Instragram.
I have studios in Delray Beach, FL; Mystic, CT and Asheville, NC.
Thank you for the opportunity to share my colorful world!