Michelle Brunner, an Ohio painter and art educator, spends the majority of her summers on the Lake Erie Islands and along the sandy shores of Lake Michigan. The carefree lifestyle of the islands and scenic views along the lake shores inspire her to create paintings that are peaceful and invoke lasting memories of summer. Her paintings reflect life on the islands and the sights and sounds along the lakes; hollyhocks along the shore, hydrangeas in front of adorable cottages and sailboats racing across the bay. She paints in an impressionistic style using acrylic paints to amplify these uniquely restful landscapes.
My aspiration is to have the viewer experience the joy I felt while painting each subject. I want to bring the spirit and life of being along the lake into my paintings for my viewers to enjoy.”