Michelle Missner is Grassroots’ featured artist for the months of July and August.
In regards to her artwork here is what Michele has to say, ” My professional career was as a librarian. I retired from the Appleton Area School District in 2000.
I have enjoyed drawing and painting for most of my life. I began painting in watercolor about 20 years ago when I took a painting class in the summer at the Paine Art Center with the late Carol Mason. Until a few years ago, my painting was a summer hobby. After I retired and had time to devote to painting, it became an integral part of my life.
I love watercolor for its experimental quality. I enjoy painting all kinds of subject matter including abstracts, and abstract with collage. After taking many workshops, I feel that I have found a direction for my work. Much of my recent painting is abstract.
Painting is a wonderful way of problem solving. When I paint, I find that I concentrate wholly on the work at hand. Like most artists, if a painting doesn’t seem to work, I try to find what I can do to make it come together”.
Come in and visit the salon to see Michele’s beautiful paintings and hand-made glass jewelry.