Michelle was born in Fort Worth, Texas and as lived most of her life in Arlington, Texas.
Her main influence growing up was her Mother who was artistic and studied art at the University of Texas at Arlington in Texas.
The cultural influence in her art is from all races, creeds and cultural, after all the United States is the melting pot for all the world.
Her interest in art started when she was a toddler and her mother caught her coloring on the wall, Maybe that is how coloring book started.
Michelle studied art in school and was always enrolled in some art course during the summer break with various local artist.
Each project often consists of multiple works, often in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings.
During research and production new areas of interest arise and lead to the next inspiring work.'
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Quote from the Artist, 'Art is a vision we share through the eyes of the beholder. No two people see a painting the same way.
It is a story. With every painting that you see there is a back story to the art.
It may have been inspired by a poem or a short story but there is always some thought that inspired the art.
None of my pieces are done in a day They would be under Slow Art.
Slow Art principles, the viewing of art under Slow Art is a slow and meditative process. To properly view a work of art, it must be viewed and pondered over for a duration of time. Under Slow Art works of art are an expression of a devotional life process.
The Coffee Poet 2015 Slow Art
Original Sold to Collector in Arlington, Texas
School of WAGES
1 Oil Pastel
Mastiff Oath 2015
Mrs. David Williams in Arlington, Texas
Come into the Vineyard 2015
Mrs. D.J. Nelson in San Antonio, Texas
Flamenco Fan Dancer 2014
Love of the Dance in flight 2013
Spanish Dancer 2012
Dana Nelson in Plano, Texas
The Heart that Rescues 2013
Arlington Museum of Art
The Community Art Showcase: http://arlingtonmuseum.org/past-exhibitions/the-community-art-showcase/
Look to the past for Tomorrow - Painting Mixed Media done by Hand Slow Art - 28x20x1 - $1,800.00
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This painting is done is Acrylic and pastel with a Satin finish on a stretch canvass. Started in 2012 finished in 2016. Lots of spiritual thought and research went into this one. This art work was done during the time the artist was losing her vision which makes it even more of a treasure. Thank the Lord for great Doctor and surgery so she is able to keep painting.
In American Indian Folk Lore there are some awesome tales and beliefs. One is of the White Crow and White Buffalo. This painting has a portrait of Geronimo in the clouds. He was not a great chef but a member of the tribe, I used him because we all have greatness in us has great a any chef that is what make a great nation is the least of us succeeding. The fence is a depiction of the bearers we all put up that keep us from understanding one another. The four features depict the four directions WEST, EAST, NORTH AND SOUTH NATIONS. One day probably after I am died and gone the America Indian nation will be part of the UN and will teach all the nations of unity of community that they seem to have in their tribal Council. Done in honor of a great people.
The following is the poem written about the story that it tells:
Look to the past for Tomorrow
Treaties and they talked of peace
From the Great White One to Sitting Bull and Cochise
Help save us from the fenced walls,
Or watch this stolen nation fall!
Geronimo, they yell as they fall
But the White buffalo says to save them all.
Each memory of each desecration
Separates the great nations,
West, east, south and north chefs must be one tribe,
The great white buffalo tells the tale and it was scribed,
To add the Red, White, Black and Yellow into one nation,
Look to the past for tomorrow revelations,
Since the dawn of time history repeats
Unless we unite into one tribe, we will all have defeat,
Look to the Native Chef's legends and belief,
Not in one tribe but in all even the commander and chef,
Take it from the White crow that bellowed the warning to the breed,
Forgive the names faded from the list for they are part of the creed,
Kept them close but your enemy closer,
To make him a friend and all become the next composer.
And the black crow will not need to be a white one to warn you of the impunity,
Look to the past for tomorrow and the unity of our community.
Copyright �2015 Michelle Reid~Hawley
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