i discovered portland oregon artist michele maule's work just recently when i was doing a search for "water" on etsy. there among the variety of objects and images my eyes caught sight of a rich inky sepia brown landscape and a hulking form in the distance-- a water tower. i was struck by the deep stark beauty and mood of the piece and it's painterly use of materials... so off i went to michele's etsy shop to find more.
once there i was amazed by the range of work -- figures, interiors, still lives, objects-- each with a story to tell of the artist's intimate relationship to her world. one of my favorite interiors, is "tied to you" an image of a sturdy old fashioned windsor style chair and a modern office chair tied to one another with a fine red string. this image speaks so simply and beautifully of the relationship of two --a portrait of a couple.
etsy shop, and i hope you do, keep in mind that her paintings are out for the day at a show and will be returned in the next day or so..