Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Taos artist Michelle Chrisman will be the featured artist for the week of September 10 - 17. Meet the artist on Friday, September 10th from 5-7pm.
Nothing has ever fascinated me more than the magic of a canvas and oil paint. I have gained an academic background that has given me the freedom that I now have to go beyond technique. I love the visual beauty of New Mexico, the desert and the richness and variety of the 3 cultures. I consider myself a contemporary colorist and a New Mexico Modernist, but most of all, a visual poet. I am drawn to paint endangered places, in the hope to draw public awareness to them, to help to save them, and to try to preserve them and draw attention to them by capturing them on canvas.