Drawing and painting people are among Michele's earliest memories. From the age of five she was always busy drawing and painting and at the age of eight, she won her first purple ribbon for a portrait of a fellow classmate. She describes art as her passion,"Through my eyes to my heart and soul through my hands." Hence, the beginning of Michele's life as an extremely expressive and sensitive artist.
Michele's first Purple Ribbon, age 8.
Michele had no formal art training. She believes that her talents are a naturally given gift to enable her to create art that touches people deeply. From the time she was a child, she taught herself how to sculpt, paint and draw - from realism to contemporary to abstract. She can reach into the soul of her subjects and captures true beauty.
She has completed an Artist in Residence program in the Loogootee Schools, Indiana, and her work has been shown at exhibitions from the East coast to the West coast; she has won awards that include Best of Show and First Place. Her mission is to create positive emotion evoking fine art that touches hearts and souls of all peoples through many forms, designs and styles. All that Michele brings to life on paper or canvas conveys an unparalled spirituality that the viewer will not only see, but deeply feel.
Two paintings, "No More Mines" and "Pauluha" were accepted by Sir Paul McCartney through the United Nations for his Adopt A Mine Foundation.
"Eight Gifts" has been published by Barnes & Noble" for an exclusive 2007 Hanukah puzzle.
Several pieces were chosen by the Coen Brothers motion picture film producers for "A Serious Man", in production Fall 2008.
Michele's art has been requested and collected by many throughout the world as well as licensed commercially to include: large corporate expositions, CD and magazine covers, puzzles, calanders and trade shows as shown in references.
"A master artist looks at an entirely different world than someone who lacks his vision. We can all train ourselves to see more deeply. When you see the world as a place in which to do kindness, you see a different world. You see a world full of spiritual opportunities wherever you are and wherever you go. A master artist takes it through their eyes to their hearts and souls and through their hands." © Michele Goren.
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