About the Artist
Michelle Larsen has developed a new revolutionary mixed-media technique to create paper sculptures on canvas. She uses oil paint with bold colors that she applies to her sculptured paintings. The effect creates a three-dimensional artwork that protrudes from the surface. This sculpted painting style is a technique that Michelle Larsen developed exclusively for herself. She draws inspiration from the land dwellers in her proximity, drawing from their human struggles and their life in the mountains. Her art also heavily draws from the western lifestyle and the beauty of nature.
Michelle Larsen graduated from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, Colorado. By 2009, Michelle Larsen began her fine art career and honed her art toward finding her signature style. In 2011, she started sculpting canvases with paper to create a three-dimensional painting. Nowadays, she has fully immersed herself in being a celebrated mixed media artist using paper to create a sculpted canvas.
Larsen engages viewers on various levels. Her works can be seen as a painting, a sculpture, or just countless paper wrinkles manifesting into a complex and beautiful piece of art. She transforms shape and movement into a protruding creation that speaks to her audience. She is definitely one to look out for in the art industry, and with each passing day, she is honing her craft and innovating the industry in her way.
“Color of Night”, Oil and mixed-media, 16×20
Prescott fully brings out the beauty of Michelle Larsen’s art as it is nestled among pines and surrounded by western landscapes; it is a magical place that inspires her unique art. Over the years, she has garnered so many accolades with her various artworks. Her passion for art and supporting other innovators in the field had led her to open her own gallery in Prescott.
Michelle Larsen’s works have been chosen for prestigious exhibitions in Las Vegas, New York, Miami, and France. Many private collectors have purchased her works for the sheer beauty that they express.