S: Michelle Thelen Paintings and Drawings
FC: Michelle Thelen Paintings and Drawings
1: Michelle Thelen 15803 Cicerone Path, Rosemount MN 55068 651-303-7082 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.michellethelen.com and www.mnartists.org/Michelle_Thelen I’ve been studying & creating art for most of my life. Doodling, photography & painting. I’ve tried anything & everything to do with art. Currently I’m painting with oils and acrylics. I also make new & recycled jewelry, which is a combination of vintage parts & pieces mixed with new. I was born in Minnesota and grew up in Montevideo, a small town in SW MN along the Minnesota River. My grandparents lived in the big woods lake county of Northern MN. I went to college in Duluth MN along Lake Superior and then in Denver next to the Rocky Mountains. The beauty of the different landscapes I’ve lived in and been to developed a deep passion for nature which I draw upon when painting. Now I am living in the suburbs of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. I’ve been involved with water quality environmental groups so my love of everything water was cemented and a series of riverscapes began. That’s when I started painting plein air, which for me is a fast & furious process of painting outside trying to catch the light and look of the day. When I paint indoors from still life set ups or my own photos, it’s usually a slower more detailed process. In the past 20 years I’ve been in many art shows & exhibits. They range from the St. Paul Art Crawls, an exhibit in the Minneapolis Mayors office, various business venues and libraries, the MN River National Wildlife Refuge, and my favorite, a group show in Assissi, Italy. Selected Art Exhibits & Events: *Over 20 one woman shows from 1995 to present Smokey Hills Art Gallery, Park Rapids MN 2011 - present *Horizontal Grandeur, Morris MN, July – Nov. 2010 and 2011 *MN River Art Meander, Montevideo MN 1st wknd in Oct. 2006 - 2011 *Foot in the Door 4, 2010. Minneapolis Institute of Arts *3rd Annual Juried Art Show, Savage MN June - July 2009 *New Visions Culture & Agriculture 2009 - 2011 Marshfield WI *Minneapolis Mayors Office & Hubert Humphrey room Jan - March 2007 *St. Paul Art Crawl, Spring & fall 2006-2007 *Taube Museum of Art, Minot ND. Festival of the Season, 2006 3rd place - 2010 *Normandale Lake Office Park, Bloomington MN 2004 *Oxboro Public Library, Art in Public Places. Bloomington MN March - May 2001 *Lutheran Brotherhood Gallery, Minneapolis MN 2000 and 2001 *MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Bloomington MN 1999 *Multiple businesses across Minnesota | Full Steam Ahead, Oil on Wood 16x20"
2: Swedish Shadow Play, Oil on Wood 16x20"
3: Grandpa"s Ale Bowl, Oil on Canvas, 14x18"
4: The Dipping Tree, Oil on Board, 11x14"
5: Bonfire, Oil on Board, 11x14"
6: Full Steam Ahead, Oil on Wood, 16x20"
7: #261 @ The Montevideo Train Depot, Oil on Canvas, 20x22