Michele Combs


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    Northrup King Building
    1500 Jackson St NE
    Minneapolis, MN, 55413
    Studio 391


Welcome! Many paintings can be viewed on my website.   I’m happy to share them by appointment. 

My Inspiration

I’m a contemporary impressionist oil painter who loves thick paint, color, and the way light plays on leaves, water, and faces. In fact, being a painter has changed the way I view the world as I strive to capture the beauty around me onto my canvas.

Picking up a paintbrush compels me to connect emotionally with a subject in a way that a quick click of a camera doesn’t. Where is the light coming from?  Where are the shadows and what is hiding in them? As I am drawn into the landscape (or whatever subject I’m painting) I fall deeper into the mood or excitement there ~ and it slips off the end of my brush and onto the canvas. In every painting, I leave a bit of myself there. 

I am 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 me eager to get out my paints and translate that mood or emotion onto my canvas. 

One of the greatest joys I have experienced as an artist, is when my story intersects with another person’s. When someone views one of my paintings and I see they connect with it, there is a joy that brings incredible fulfillment to me as an artist.

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