" On my journey through life I have truly found a passion - painting! As I paint my sense of place intensifies and time disappears. I truly become engaged. I love painting and hope what my passion produces will bring others joy. Painting provides a life long opportunity to pursue artistic perfection and the satisfaction of possibly achieving some semblance of it."
~ Michele Combs
Michele is a rising Twin Cities artist and painting instructor. She trained at the Minnesota River School of Fine Art and has continued her painting education by participating in workshops with nationally recognized artists. Her Painting evolution has resulted in a distinctive Impressionist style.
Michele can often be found about our beautiful region, at her easel, painting in plein air. She prefers to paint from life as it best allows the capture of nuanced light and subtle beauty. When painting an image Michele attempts to do more than simply reflect the combination of individual elements. She uses light, form, perspective and color to lead your eye through the image in a fashion that accents, enhances, and makes a unique viewing process. Inspiration for Michele comes from different sources - natural beauty or visual intrigue; a memory; and the grandeur hidden in a familiar scene.
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