My art has been called Inspired Expressionism, which combines impressionistic brush strokes and realism to create the atmosphere and lighting woven in my work.www.michaelorwick.com -Behind the scenes of how I approach and create art -information on the whys and hows of collecting art for weight loss and love.Updates on painting, Upcoming show locations and dates.
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The father and daughter artistic duo of Michael and Elena Orwick will be exhibiting their artwork prior to embarking on a journey around the world as part of the “Studio Everywhere” project to teach art to children at orphanages, schools and community centers.
ART Elements has featured Michael Orwick as a top selling landscape painter since opening in 2010. After being introduced to Elena’s artwork the gallery wanted to give the young emerging artist an opportunity to be included in her father’s show. Michael and Elena look forward to sharing their newest works before they leave for their year long artistic journey.
Michael Orwick (Oil Painter) Oregon
Growing up in the Oregon Cascades and the Willamette Valley, nature and the rich landscape have had a profound impact on Michael Orwick. He has always been awed by the extraordinary ability of landscapes to tell stories, just as art does. Michael’s career in art started in animation (Will Vinton Studios) and moved quickly into illustration, where he enjoyed bringing the ideas of others to life. Today Michael is creating what he calls “Inspired Expressionism,” painting his own ideas on canvas and inviting you to provide the narrative. Michael offers hints of the mood through atmosphere and serene colors, suggesting a place and a time of day. It is what he leaves untold that grabs you though. He shares his enigmatic vision and invites you to imagine your own story. And, often you can’t help the feeling that you have ‘seen this place,’ as if through a car window or in passing to somewhere else…Michael's paintings grant you the rare chance to go back and explore a special place that fuels the imagination.
There is a reason we are drawn toward beauty, it is the language of God and nature. To me there is nothing more provocative than beauty, it inspires deep reflection and motivates me to create. I mix from a primary color palette, painting wet into wet and with layers, to both reveal and hide what lies behind; in this way I entice you into the painting. I love it when people share the feeling and stories my paintings evoked. It is my sincere wish that you will want to revisit these beautiful locations and painterly stories again and again.
"She's just 10-years-old but talented beyond her years." Helen Raptis (host at KATU) paid a visit to the studio of Elena Grace Orwick to see her painting and learn about her plan to bring art to children around the world.
Most of my recent art has been about color, but lately, I have been experimenting with the values, harmony and contrast in my paintings. I have also been noticing how the quality of the paint itself changes the painting too.
I have been exploring how the harmony and contrast are like a kind of music that leads my brush like a dancer. In my opinion painting in general is like dancing, each new move is a color, every step is a stroke. Sometimes I like to let the music take over. It leads me to another world where it doesn't matter if the painting is perfect, or if it sells at all. All that matters is that I have fun painting, because if you are having fun the painting will be fun. Artists don't want you to just see it, they want you to feel it. So do you feel it too?