Michele Poirier Mozzone

"One exceptionally beautiful afternoon at the pool in 2011, I was struck by the ribbons of sunlight and distortions affecting my daughter through the moving water. I was also keenly aware of catching this lovely, brief moment with her before it flickered by. I grabbed the camera and took numerous photos of her in the water in hopes of finding inspiration for a new painting. I have drawn and painted all my life, but that was the beginning of the Fractured Light series, an exploration that excites and fascinates me to this day. In these works, I pair my dual interests of figurative imagery and colorful abstraction to create paintings that capture the unique feeling and distinct associations of the body suspended in water and time. This series allows me to paint what I love - the figure - while exploring areas of fluid distortion that exist naturally in turbulent, sunlight-drenched water. As a vehicle for life, cleansing, change, renewal and death, water lends meaning to the work. I find this unique atmosphere extraordinary." Massachusetts artist, Michele Poirier Mozzone, graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Her work has garnered awards in national juried competitions and is held in private collections internationally. Most recently, Michele collaborated with Hammitt luxury handbags of Los Angeles, CA to produce a collection of handbags featuring one of Michele’s paintings. Her work has been featured in notable publications such as International Artist, Artists & Illustrators (UK), Pastel Journal, Cape Cod Art, Santa Clara Review, Artit, Glorious Sport (UK) and Pratique Des Arts (France), among others. Chronicle, the WCVB Boston-based nightly news magazine featured Michele and her work in its January 2018 episode entitled, On The Water: Aquatic Artistry.

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Michele Poirier Mozzone

$5,300
20 x 40
$8,300
36 x 36