Directory profile: Michele Combs
I’m a contemporary impressionist oil painter. I love filling my canvas with color and thick paint. Though I am drawn to a variety of subjects, my favorite subject is landscape. It evolved out of my love of the plein air painting process. (painting outdoors) When painting on location I feel a personal engagement with my subject and it allows me to be a constant student of light.
My paintings catalog the places I have been, have grown, or to which I’ve been drawn. I paint scenes of the Twin Cities, greater Minnesota, and beyond. My inspiration is always a feeling of emotional connection, whether it comes from memories, awe, or curiosity. And, that emotional connection is what I attempt to bring to my audience; scenes for them, like me, to be both lost and found in.
Painting is challenging, as well as calming. I enjoy the process and the experience of sharing it with others. I love when people connect to and enjoy my paintings. I’m thankful for my skills as an artist. The more I grow artistically, the more my gratitude increases. My life long goal is to deepen my understanding of what makes a masterpiece and to evolve into the best painter I can be.
My paintings can be found in private and corporate collections.