Inspired by restrained color and order, the artist is challenged to create pop using color combination that is refined, suggesting more.
Self-taught Michelle Tholen learned to paint studying concepts of Rothko. Educated and working as an accountant, she found fulfillment creating art on the side. Color fields was Tholen’s first step into the art world later moving to landscapes. Inspired by color, the artist seeks to create color spaces that match a sensory effect and spectra of light within primary colors.
Educated and working as an accountant, the artist found fulfillment creating art on the side. Following her passion, “Color & Form” was the first step into the art world. Tholen left a career in public accounting when she realized that audit and tax and didn’t satisfy her creative desires. She recognized her artistic talent and as a self-taught artist specializes in contemporary modern art that is driven with a passion for design and creativity.
Since 97′ she has created hundreds of works, curated numerous shows, and exhibits through-out the bay area. Inspired by Turner, Rothko and Pollock, Tholen’s work is a reflection.