Describing herself as a spirited colorist, Michelle Marra is an American abstract painter who imbues a high level of emotion, energy, and luminosity into her works. Inspired by the great Abstract Expressionists from the late ’40s and early ’50s (Willem de Kooning, Joan Mitchell, and Lee Krasner, to name a few), her “art is about taking color and creating a joyous feeling.” At first, Marra was working in oils and realism, always feeling something was missing. Switching to acrylics and abstraction provided a visual voice to her inner world. She shares her time between her studios in Delray Beach, Florida, Asheville, North Carolina, and Mystic, Connecticut.
image: Michelle Marra - Bloom Bomb III, 2020 (detail). Acrylic on canvas. 19
4/5 × 20 × 1 1/2 in. 50.18 × 50.8 × 3.81 cm. This is a unique work. Photo