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Michelle Larsen Fine Art

Michelle Larsen graduated from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, Colorado in 1980. She specialized in outdoor advertising, lettering and sign painting. She went on the paint billboards and signs in Denver, Colorado. In 2009 Michelle started her fine art career and in 2011 she began sculpting canvases with paper to create a three-dimensional painting.
Visit Michelle Laren at  www.poetrypainting.com

Professional Artist, Michelle Larsen

Tell us a little something about your business...

Michelle Larsen is a mixed media artist using paper to create a sculpture on canvas. Oil paint, with bold color is applied to the sculpture creating a three dimensional painting that protrudes from the canvas up to four inches. Michelle’s exclusive style of painting has won awards and she has exhibited in New York, Miami, Las Vegas and France.

When was your lightbulb moment?

I was always attracted to closeups of my subject matter. Maybe it has to do with being in the sign industry and my experience with painting billboards. Landscapes were never part of the plan, I couldn’t even relate to it. Portraits were my favorite subject, but I was not satisfied with the direction I was going with it. My paintings seemed uninteresting and typical. I kept thinking I need to add another layer, something extraordinary, creating movement and a looser stroke. After two weeks of meditating on this, I came up with the tissue paper idea. One morning as I awoke, a light bulb went on… and so it began.

What are your three words of advice?

Dramatic Visual Display; With the visual overload we experience in the world today, it is easy to be over looked or completely invisible to the public eye even if they are standing right in-front of your work. So….BE BOLD!!!

Three words of advice...

Dramatic Visual Display

Michelle Larsen graduated from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, Colorado in 1980. She specialized in outdoor advertising, lettering and sign painting. She went on the paint billboards and signs in Denver, Colorado. In 2009 Michelle started her fine art career and in 2011 she began sculpting canvases with paper to create a three-dimensional painting.
Visit Michelle Laren at  www.poetrypainting.com

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