Bould Waters – Art Exhibiton – March 5-25, 2019
Artist’s Reception – Sunday, March 24 | 1-4 pm
rsvp by March 20th
“My works are intended to surprise a little, to excite with a new perspective, to evoke the joy of an unexpected moment.
The work is carefully planned, but the technique brings freedom and a quick vitality to the composition. Applying the paint without a brush keeps much of the colour clean and true, but my wet-on-wet technique gives me the latitude to choose pigments that can collide, edge, or swirl into each other, creating brilliant, dreamy effects, new colours, and unforeseen contrasts.
I’m driven to communicate with bold, saturated, vibrant colours and thick, rich textures. Each painting is built, stroke by stroke, using only finger tips to apply oils on canvas. The result is a loose, impressionist style.” Michelle Jursa
Michelle is a Toronto-area based artist who paints colourful and texture-rich scenes using simply her finger tips. Having started with brushes, she noticed that using her fingers as a tool empowered her to move the paint differently — to evoke excitement and emotion as the pigments collide and swirl into each other. Michelle realized she had strayed into her own style and soon abandoned the brushes to explore the technique that she had embraced. She is primarily self-taught, and continually takes workshops and lessons with artists.
“I feel as though I am right there in the scene when I paint
with my fingers…it’s a combination of sculpting and painting.”