Michelle Courier to be featured at C2C Gallery

C2C Gallery, 41 Washington Ave., will host a reception for artist Michelle Courier from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. Free refreshments will be provided. The reception is part of the downtown Grand Haven gallery's "Artist at Work Series.' Courier says art has always been a vital part of her life. The Bay City woman's family was always involved in some creative endeavor, she said. Since her dad was a teacher, they traveled every summer.
Oct 1, 2011


“On our trips, my dad would photograph the landscape, some old rusty truck in the middle of a field or a storefront that he found interesting,” she said. “When we returned home, each fall and winter he would paint the images he found most inspiring.

“The process of converting a photograph to a painting goes far beyond tracing the lines of an image,” Courier said. “It is capturing the essence of that place that makes it a work of art.”

Courier considers herself a realist and impressionistic painter. Bouncing between the two, she loves to create visible brushstrokes and textures that allow two different ways to enjoy the painting. Up close, they are impressionistic; from a distance, they are very realistic.  



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