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Michele Susette Moore, MSM

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Artist's Statement

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 emotion.

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