Artist Michele Janee

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.michelejanee.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $900.00 - $950.00
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Michele Janée is an impressionist oil painter. Michele has spent her entire life in Santa Barbara, California, and couldn’t be more grateful. She has spent her life observing nature and enjoying the outdoors, mostly drawn to the beach and ocean. At the age of 15 she became a certified scuba diver and in college considered becoming a marine biologist, but art became her calling, and she obtained a degree in Studio Art from University of California at Santa Barbara in 1990. Her passion for the ocean and nature is a prominent drive and inspiration. Her method includes direct observation with plein air painting, and then refining the works in studio, applying multiple layers of color. She is mostly inspired by Early California Impressionists. Each painting becomes a discovery into the never-ending journey of inquiry and observation into the fascination of nature and its forces.
She worked for over 25 years as a graphic artist as well as numerous other artistic outlets. One of these outlets was mixed media using unusual materials of metal leaf and shell veneer. She had seen surfboard art with these materials and was blown away by the beauty, which led to months-long experimentation in becoming familiar with the materials and the possibilities in creating fine art pieces. This led to numerous pieces depicting fish, as well as epoxied table tops for boats. She began to focus more time with fine art and delve into plein air painting. She has received instruction from many inspiring painters, some favorites being Ray Roberts, Aimee Erickson and Tina Garrett.
Exhibits and Awards:
2020 SCAPE Maritime Museum, SECOND PLACE
2013 Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach
2012  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
2012 City of Brea Art Gallery, Annual Made in California
2012 Thousand Oaks Art Association Open Juried Show
2011 MC Gallery Art Contest HONORABLE MENTION. Featured in the 2nd issue [...]

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