â€œAs I paint, my sense of place intensifies and time disappears. I love pursuing the beauty that surrounds us and the pleasure my efforts bring to others. One of my greatest joys as an artist is when my story intersects with another person's.â€ ~ Michele Combs
Michele Combs is a contemporary impressionist oil painter who loves thick paint, color, and the way light plays on leaves, water, and faces. Michele is inspired by blooming gardens, the sun rising or setting over a majestic landscape, playful animals, and traveling to distant lands. Everyday scenes of colorful clothes hanging on a line on washing day, a farmers' market, or a cascading waterfall make her eager to get out her paints and translate that mood or emotion onto her canvas.
Michele was trained in classical realism at the Minnesota River School of Fine Art, which led to workshops with master artists..
Michele Combs' paintings can be seen in private and corporate collections.