Because peace and joy are of the utmost importance this time of the year, we thought it appropriate to feature Michele Morata as our artist of the week. Michele works hard to bring a sense of calmness to her viewers. All of her work is made with eco-friendly paints - just another way she works to make the world a better place. A collector of her work got it right when he said, “Art is always in the eye of the beholder, yet [Michele’s] masterpieces, when carefully studied bring joy, peace, serenity and comfort.” She has been with UGallery since 2009. That’s an impressive tenure. In the three years, she has sold to over a dozen places around the world. Her new poetry oil paintings pair phrases and philosophies with abstract scenes. Here’s what she has to say about her art.
What is your earliest art memory?
When I was 4 years old, I remember walking down a hallway in my home and seeing a chipped area that had come out of the wall plaster. I remember saying to myself “it just needs to have a little color and it will be fine.” I then proceeded to fill the hole in the wall with a multi-colored painting design!
How do you begin a painting?
I meditate to place my mind in a peaceful tranquil state. I never paint unless I am completely comfortable and at peace - then I begin.
What is your favorite piece on your UGallery portfolio?
Favorites always change but currently “SunDestiny.”
Who and what inspires you?
Deepest never-changing inspiration comes from knowing paintings are my gift to express and I am the channel. My mother told me that no matter what occurs in life, to hold onto the passion. Inner passion always inspires me to create new works, although various external factors ignite the flame as well, especially nature.
What do you want people to know about your art?
I want the viewers & collectors to have the same experience of serenity, joy & happiness that I experience when I am producing. Or whatever positive emotions that may arise as I do not want to limit their experience! My hope is also that my paintings evoke healing energy in whatever form the viewer may need.
What’s one word to describe your art?
For fun, what’s your favorite poem?
You are what you love, not what loves you.
Well, I love your art! I hope that makes me peaceful?! Thanks so much for sharing, Michele.