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Michelle Louis

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin

Based in: Middleton, Wisconsin

"Artist and naturalist, I'm curious about how the land inspires awe, how we feel it deep in our bones, how to express that relationship, and what we can learn from it. Process-based, my work explores pattern, connection, and kinship in the natural world. I love helping you connect your beautiful space to the natural world with investment-quality paintings." -Michelle Louis

Trained in studio art, landscape architecture, and graphic design, Michelle Louis works full-time as an artist near Madison, Wisconsin, USA. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin.

Best known for large, abstract landscapes, artist and naturalist Michelle Louis has work in private, corporate, and public collections in the U.S. and abroad. She's licensed work to designers and consultants for projects large and small.

 



Michelle Louis In The Studio

"Artist and naturalist, I'm curious about how the land inspires awe, how we feel it deep in our bones, how to express that relationship, and what we can learn from it. Abstract expressionist in process, my work explores pattern, connection, and kinship in the natural world. I love helping you connect your beautiful interior space to the natural world with investment-quality paintings."


More About Michelle Louis

Question IconWhat inspires you?

My paintings are diverse as the natural world that inspired them.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

I don’t begin with sketches or a plan. I am wide open to the emergence of something unexpected, unexplainable. I love the excitement of facing a large-scale, blank canvas. I just start painting. The magic that occurs between the present moment and what comes next reflects nature’s alchemy and that’s where I engage.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

bold, playful, connected

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Women artists of the 20th Century and my own artist friends are my strongest influences.

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

An open mind is my most important tool.

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Get out of your own way, and don't be afraid.

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

Quietly exploring wild places everyday, I see things that normally go unnoticed. Animal interactions are common and day-to-day changes in the land and its inhabitants are more easily spotted. Back in the studio, painting extends that sense of how it feels to be immersed in the wilds, vulnerable, yet uninhibited and fully connected.


Collections Featuring Michelle Louis

2 Collections

Art Deco-Inspired Artworks

Art Deco-Inspired Artworks

36 Artists, 45 Products

Last updated: March 19, 2024

Artworks that Capture the Perfect Summer Vibe

Artworks that Capture the Perfect Summer Vibe

53 Artists, 53 Products

Last updated: August 15, 2022


Credentials

Education

University of Wisconsin

United States of America, 1988