Michele Gort


“My current work is intuitive, bold, and expressive. I use oil pigment to due its slow drying time, which allows me to blend the color and manipulate the oil with organic movement until it reveals satisfying brush strokes, rich texture, and deep layers. When you view my paintings I hope you can sense a dynamic sense of movement, spontaneity and hopefully, a sense of meaning and peace. I spend a lot of time in Michigan and Florida, photographing water both up close to capture the smallest of details, and using a landscape lens to see the lakeshore for panoramic views. When I come back to my studio, I look at the photos I have taken and I paint in a way that I can feel the water with each stroke of paint. I love being a full time artist…”

Michele is an award winning and published artist. Her most recent award being the “Art In Bloom 2017 Tulip Time Winner.” She has had many solo shows and also been accepted and shown in many juried shows around West Michigan, including a seven time artist of Artprize International Competition. Michele graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2000 with honors. She received the “studio elect” award one of the highest honors given in her graduating class. Michele’s paintings are both in private and corporate collections.

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