Welcome to Mishel's online Gallery of Canvas Prints, Framed Prints, Note Cards and home Decor Art.
To View and Purchase My Original Paintings please visit my webpage at Xanauda Gallery by copying and pasting the website below to your web browser ...
...Thank you for visiting.
Mishel was born in Brussels Belgium, grew up in Southern California and then moved to Northern California. While living in the San Francisco Bay area, she began painting Nature Scenes in watercolor. She had no idea how quickly things would change after her first painting honored an award at a juried show, following Invitational Shows and soon, achieved gallery representation where a gallery owner advised her to paint in other mediums.
Today, Mishel still finds inspiration from nature yet, now she paints in acrylic and oil on canvas and uses palette knives along with brushes in order to accomplish the desired effect. Her floral and landscape scenes portray tranquility and her style is captivating as it soothes the viewer. She has developed the ability to draw an audience deeply into her creative vision. She is also known for her impressive color schemes and graceful compositions which effectively merge nature into her canvas. Mishels work can be found in many private and corporate collections here and abroad.
As a painter, my work is not recognizable as a traditional painter. Instead, my body of work has developed from experimentation and inspirations within the moment. In some cases, my work was created from others inspiring me to produce works in a different style or, in a particular medium. Therefore, allowing myself to merge the familiar with the unfamiliar thus, releasing myself to experience my own unknown creativity in order to excel.
When commencing a new subject, I use images from memory and photographs, these are the basis of my compositions and color schemes. I engage myself in the essence of the overall composition – how a feeling allures me and sways my frame of mind. And, while captivated by these senses I then portray that feeling onto the canvas. This is what drives my artistic impulse and my goal while creating a painting – enticing the feeling within.
I often hear from those who have viewed or, have obtained my work that what pleases them most is how my work has touched their emotions. They tell me how they feel whenever they look at the painting...I think this is what touches me most of all. Am I an emotional painter? You decide. My goal is to experiment with different media in ways that reveal my life experiences most creatively.
2016 Art in the Park, The Villages, San Jose, California
2016 Ongoing Workshops, The Villages, San Jose, California
2015 Art in the Park, The Villages, San Jose, California
2014 Gallery Acceptance, Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
2014 Silicon Valley Open Studios, Los Altos, California
2014 Art Exhibit / Reception, Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, California
2012 Invitational Solo Show/Artist Reception: Carney, Sugai & Sudweeks,
Law Office, Los Gatos, CA. (Featuring over 45 original works).
2011 Exhibiting throughout Silicon Valley, California.
Professional venues include; City Attorneys Office; Essex
Properties; Tangerine; Castellammare, Half Moon Bay, CA
2011 Awarded First Place, Iris Garden, Sunnyvale Art Club,
2010 Exhibition Large Abstract Paintings, JFK International Airport,
2010 Exhibition, Puerto Vallarta International Airport, Mexico.
2007 Gallery Representation, St.Thomas Gallery, US Virgin Islands.
2005 Invitational Show, New Bamboo, Portola Valley, California
(Sold seventy-five percent of original paintings hung).
2005 Gallery Show Award, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, California.