Portraits of Maryland by Michael Gaudreau
Today’s featured artist is Michael Gaudreau. Michael’s paintings include portraits of Maryland and the Adirondacks, pastoral depictions of rocks and rivers, and ceramic works.
Working primarily with oil paint, Michael creates landscape works that really celebrate the feeling of the outdoors. His paintings are often heavily textured, and this is particularly effective when his subjects are rocks and trees – his brush strokes become the rough surface of the stone or tree bark. A number of Michael's works are created en plein air, where the artist works outdoors, painting from observation.
I love Michael’s ceramic vases that mimic the look of birch bark! They’re a great way to bring a bit of nature into the home, or the gallery. The artist’s interest in natural textures really translates into these works, as well. See more of Michael’s artworks on his website at www.michaelgaudreauart.com.