September 21, 2023


How Art Works

Featured Artist Carol-Ann Michaelson | Artsy Shark

3 min read

Artist Carol-Ann Michaelson creates ethereal summary work with advanced layers and surfaces. View extra of her work by visiting her website.


abstract landscape in oil and cold wax

“Autumn Reflections” oil and chilly wax, 8″ x 8″


I’ve been an artist all my life. Artwork was in my blood from an early age.


abstract painting in oil and cold wax

“Via the Mists of Time” oil and chilly wax, 16″ x 23.5″


My mom was a painter, so I grew up with the scent of oil paint emanating from her studio. Many a wet day was spent joyfully exploring her artwork supplies. I attended artwork college in my early grownup years and have continued my skilled growth all through the following years.


abstract painting of a phoenix

“Phoenix Rising 1″ oil and chilly wax, 20″ x 20”


I’ve labored as knowledgeable artist my total grownup life. The primary medium I labored with was clay, creating each useful and non-functional ceramic items. I’ve been lucky sufficient to have been invited to many components of the world together with Asia, Europe, the USA, and Canada to show and work at guilds, faculties, and universities. I’m honored to have my ceramic work in personal collections, museums, and books. Shifting on, ceramics has knowledgeable my present work.


contemporary abstract painting

“Behind the Veil” oil and chilly wax, 36″ x 36″


From the second I found it, I used to be enamored with the mixture of oil paint and chilly wax. This medium permits me to construct up layers of translucent or opaque paint, creating thick and strong coloration or skinny veils of translucency.


serene abstract landscape painting

“Throughout the Bay” oil and chilly wax, 36″ x 48″


I construct up and scrape again, at all times altering, including, and eradicating paint till my dialog with the portray feels full and I really feel happy that nothing else may be stated. These surfaces I intention to create are nuanced, with a sense of historical past, luminosity, and vitality. A number of layers create a way of depth, thriller, and narrative.


dynamic abstract landscape painting

“Breaking Daybreak” oil and chilly wax, 24″ x 36″


What conjures up me? Each day walks with my canine (and husband!) Seeing the leaves turning to stunning, fall colours throughout my common walks within the woods. Listening to the streams and creeks which are behind my dwelling. Marveling on the highly effective visible stimulus from the primary snow that transforms my panorama. The seasons and the small print that unfold and are revealed in nature encourage me.


abstract art oil and cold wax medium

“Phoenix Rising 2″ oil and chilly wax, 20″ x 20”


I’m a traveler and I’ve explored many corners of the world, from historic ruins and temples to modern cities and excellent nation sides. Locations, layers of historical past, peoples and their histories encourage me. And the way can the final two years of lockdown and isolation not have an effect on my work?


abstract oil and cold wax painting

“Crusing Greater” oil and chilly wax, 24″ x 36″


Portray is sort of a meditation. As a gestural summary painter, all of it occurs within the second. Magic occurs after I get out of my head and permit that deep, internal voice that I belief to information my hand. I then hook up with my portray, and I really feel alive.


Artist with her painting

Artist Carol-Ann Michaelson in her studio together with her portray “Behind the Veil”


I would like my work to attract you in from afar to see the refined particulars up shut. It’s so personally rewarding when my portray speaks and resonates with others.


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