Artist Michelle Arnold Paine
Art brings us deeper into spirit, into truth, into history, into faith. Art provides a means to slow down. Over time images soak in and speak in multiple layers .
As an artist I am passionate about images that tell stories connecting to our deepest human experiences of longing, love, suffering and redemption. I experienced firsthand how the paintings of Renaissance/medieval art history opened the door of my heart to God. I want to help others experience the same through creating and selling my paintings and nurturing an appreciation of the art of the past.
On the blog you can find posts about the Virgin Mary, the Annunciation, the incarnational nature of art, and other topics related to art and faith. You can also read about my artistic process, and how I juggle motherhood with my artistic goals.
I am inspired by the urban and rural, architectural and natural landscape I find around me. The light on the rooftops or passing through trees, the complex architecture of a local church – all of the spaces which compose the places of our lives provide me with fuel to create. I delight in creating paintings for collectors who want to capture special memories of a wedding or vacation.
I have loved drawing and painting from the time I could hold a crayon – creating stacks of drawings on the back of my dad’s computer paper. After finishing college at Gordon College in Wenham, MA I studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and then completed an MFA in Painting at University of New Hampshire.
My work has been exhibited across the U.S. My paintings, drawings and prints can be found in more than one hundred private collections. My paintings also are part of the permanent collections of Valparaiso University Chapel of the Resurrection in Indiana, Rivier College in New Hampshire and Gordon College, MA.
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