Michele Susette Moore, MSM
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My work is about pain, beauty and transformation. There
is a focus on women and strength. I am a self-taught
artist using clay, watercolors, and oils. Clay, in particular,
is a medium I use to process the pain of the murder
of my son. Since I began working in that medium in 1992,
I have completed 100 sculptures of figurative human
In 1999 I became interested in oil pastel on water color
paper. Spending most of the winter season each year
in Jamaica, colorful portraits of the Jamaican people
have been one of the subjects of my painting.
In the year 2001 I was introduced to oil and acrylic
on canvas. Again, the focus of my medium changed as
I became fascinated with color and texture and I completed
40 portraits of people around the world, including 5
paintings of Frida Kahlo.
In July of 2004, the flower arose from my childhood
doodling and blossomed into huge canvases of vibrant
colors. There are 12 paintings in the flower series.
In the last 12 years, I have created approximately 220
pieces of work. Some of my work has been shown at a
coffee shop in Duluth. I currently seek a full exhibit
of my work.
Michele Susette Moore