Mary the Chalice: Mother of Mercy

November 30, 2016

Purchase Mary the Chalice print  This medieval hymn explaining the role of Mary in God’s plan of salvation is the inspiration for an entire series of paintings and prints which I have been working on for several years. Mary the Dawn, Christ the perfect day; Mary the Gate, Christ the heavenly Way. Mary the Root, … Read more

The Monks of Norcia: Re-Building Tradition after the Earthquakes

October 20, 2016

From now until November 4, 2016 I will donate 50% of net proceeds from the sale of original artwork on www.michellepaine.com and my Etsy store to the Monks of Norcia Foundation to assist in re-building after the 2016 earthquakes. Re-Building Culture: Then and Now The Monks of Norcia know what it means to re-build. In the year 2000, the … Read more

Moments and Memories: Three Reasons I Love Painting Commissions

September 19, 2016

When I was a child I wanted to be an architect. I understood early on how built space shapes our human experience. I channel this love of architecture into my work painting commissions for collectors who desire to bring those experiences into their home. We all have specific places (outdoors, indoors, public, private…) that hold an important … Read more