I see in swaths of color and light. I am inspired by the great Abstract Expressionists from the late 40’s and early 50’s: Willem de Kooning, Joan Mitchell, Lee Krasner and Helen Frankenthaler just to name a few. My art is about taking color and creating a joyous feeling. Oftentimes I start with very few premises, such as color and mark making, to drive where I am to focus next.
I took up my brush in earnest about 10 years ago 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.
I’ve shown and sold my work online, student shows, museum exhibitions and solo shows.
Find me @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!