Made to Order is co-hosted by:

Michelle Richeson

Artist’s Statement

My art is a visual expression of facets in my life, be it my surroundings, places I’ve traveled or people I’ve met. I choose an image because the composition, lighting or play of textures inspires me, but I also find myself searching for subjects that will challenge me and let me play with my style of fracturing and extending lines to create a sense of movement.
Once a linear sketch is put to canvas, I enter a world of ever changing color blends. Because oil paints are slow drying, it gives me the time necessary to explore how color can visually create the sense of illusion I strive for. A 24″ x 36″ painting can take up to four months to complete due to the process of developing a crystalline effect through color placement. My paintings captivate me while I’m painting them, and I want the viewer to feel the same sense of awe and surprise when they discover that what looks photo realistic from a distance oscillates toward the abstract as they approach.

For Made to Order
Picture the style of my work, and apply it to a subject matter that interests you. It will be necessary to have a good photo to work from. A rough draft will be presented before the painting begins. Painting will be oil on linen canvas.

Size and Price Range

Works on Canvas (unframed)
8 x 8 in. – $600
9 x 12 in. – $800
11 x 14 in. – $1,400
16 x 14 in. – $1,700
24 x 36 in. – $7,000