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Featured Cafe Artist’s of the Month

Michelle McElroy

Artist Bio:
Michelle is a native New Englander who studied painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has worked at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Skinner Auction House and Historic New England.  Her work has been accepted into various juried shows around the United States and actively shows at local venues, such as libraries and cafes. She is a member of the Winnipesaukee Artisans, Cambridge Art Association, Monadnock Arts Alive and Center for the Arts in New London, New Hampshire.  Michelle lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two cats. 

Artist Statement:
I gravitate towards painting scenes of quiet moments with strong use of light and shadow.  These are images that I may see on early morning runs,  midnight snacks in the kitchen or simple observations of everyday scenes.  My favorite place to be is in the beautiful state of New Hampshire and I find endless inspiration for painting there from the sincerity of a small-town market to a delicately list sunrise in the mountains.  My painting is most influenced by Edward Hopper and Horace Pippin and the goal in my work is to create a connection with the viewer who can relate and share a similar feeling from common scenes that are actually special moments.