Michele LeMaitre is an America born, Nantucket based, award winning professional artist, who has been featured in Be the Real You Magazine, N Magazine, along with other media outlets. She is also a five star rated Airbnb host on Nantucket Island, a contributing writer with Extraordinary Women Magazine and a mother to three adult men. Michele can be found by, in, around or under the water, whenever possible.
This innovative body of Modern Art represents chunks of water, which have seemingly been taken out of the ocean, and splashed onto the walls and floors, in a controlled form. This allows you to experience the water's surface movement closely. Mirroring my works of art, through thoughtful reflection, this body of work is a metaphor for resilience, self reflection and shifting one's own perspective; to also connect and observe your emotional and visceral responses and to be acutely aware of newly inspired thoughts, self awareness and possible change of your emotional and physical wellbeing.
As a Nantucket island based artist, I have come to connect with water, while being both mystified and mesmerized by its healing and calming effects. When we are born, our human bodies are made up of 78% water. We have a physical reaction to being in and around water. When we view these intriguing works of art, in the form of water, we can also transform our senses and mental states, to be calmed and meditative. My hope is that you connect, be enlightened and immerse yourself into this body of work and from there, be more consciously aware of how your body responds to any form of Water.
My process starts with a form of meditation. Wave sounds are usually playing in the studio, to help me connect with a memory of being by the water.
Images pop into my head, of the waters edge, where the water meets the sand, in the froth, or that place where light dances off the water, when the sun is setting. Sculptural mediums, paint and several other materials are layered into each piece of work.
Once completed, each sculptural painting seems to come to life. Sometimes the colors are vibrant and striking. Other times they are subtle, with little bits of shimmering moonlight.
My hope is that they give you a soothing place for your mind to rest, and provides you with a sense of calm. They may also spark a memory, a feeling, or a connection, to someone or something, that sinks deep into your heart and soul.