Michelle Vyn - Vine Art
A self-taught artist for over 40 years, with a special love for colour and texture, I create while drawing upon my acquired knowledge and experience, using both innovative and traditional techniques. However, I seek whenever possible to paint intuitively, because too much careful planning can interfere with the creative outflow. If I have an idea that must include planning, then I leave room for discovery and invention.
This process is very therapeutic, as it enables me to release emotion and wonder and to express myself visually. I have always lived with super-heightened sensory ability, a blessing for an artist, but it is also “dis”-abling, because it causes invisible pain and restricts my quality of life. Hence, I seek expression through art.
In my life, I find that I am happiest and more in tune with myself when I am freely able to create; hence, art gives life back to me, and gives me purpose.
Part of that purpose is using art to tell stories visually that others can interpret from similar life experiences.