Welcome to my Bio
Artist~ Writer~ Poet
I have worn many hats in my life time.
But these are the ones that make me want to keep living. What makes my life unique is first my family and second but not least is people.
I have meet some of the most inspiring people in my lifetime. None of which are famous names that you might know but without them life would be a rut.
I hope you will continue to read my hen scratch and view or maybe even add a work that touches your soul to your collection.
My works are inspired by the lives that touch mine. There is more times than not a poem or short story that inspired the paintings I have done. If you add one of my works to your collection and would like a free signed copy of write that inspired the art just email me on this site or the gallery on Fine Art America.
If you would like to learn more about me you are welcome to visit my Writer's Journal Blog on this site.
Written with the heart of the pen
You keep dropping by to peek in,
And I see your written words within,
Each day you stop by,
You write more in my heart,
And I see your written colors in the blue sky,
Your smile in my window shows your art.
So I hope you will stop by again,
And bring your pen....
Michelle Reid - Copyright © 2010
In © Copyright (Michelle Reid~Hawley) All Rights Reserved.
Michelle was born in Fort Worth, Texas and as lived most of her life in Arlington, Texas.
Her main influence growing up was her Mother who was artistic and studied art at the University of Texas at Arlington in Texas.
The cultural influence in her art is from all races, creeds and cultural, after all the United States in the melting pot for all the world.
Her interest in art started when she was a toddler and her mother caught her coloring on the wall, Maybe that is how coloring book started.
Michelle studied art in school and was always enrolled in some art course during the summer break with various local artist.
In 2016, was noticed by Collector's Internationally and honored to be purchase by international collector's.
Quote from the Artist, 'Art is a vision we share through the eyes of the beholder. No two people see a painting the same way.
It is a story. With every painting that you see there is a back story to the art.
It may have been inspired by a poem or a short story but there is always some thought that inspired the art.
Each project often consists of multiple works, often in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings.
During research and production new areas of interest arise and lead to the next inspiring work.'
None of my pieces are done in a day they would be under Slow Art.
Slow Art principles, the viewing of art under Slow Art is a slow and meditative process. To properly view a work of art, it must be viewed and pandered over for a duration of time. Under Slow Art works of art are an expression of a devotional life process.
One of my pieces was started in the 1970's and took me 43 years to complete. The walk into the master was inspiring and spiritual and yours in a gallery should be as up lifting and inspiring as the art that was created. Enjoy.
Collector: Arlington, Texas
Title: The Coffee Poet
Artist: Michelle Reid~Hawley
Medium: Painting~Done by Hand~Mixed Medium 2015
School of WAGES
1 Oil Pastel
Mastiff Oath 2015
Mrs. David Williams in Arlington, Texas
Come into the Vineyard 2015
Mrs. D.J. Nelson in San Antonio, Texas
Flamenco Fan Dancer 2014
Love of the Dance in flight 2013
Spanish Dancer 2012
Dana Nelson in Plano, Texas
The Heart that Rescues 2013
Dallas Conception Art Show 2017
Arlington Museum of Art
The Community Art Showcase: http://arlingtonmuseum.org/past-exhibitions/the-community-art-showcase/
Prints sold internationally.
The art of writing for me is like a painting.
You have an idea of what you want to paint, (like a face). Is it a woman's face or a man's? Is the face thin or fat? What kind of facial characteristics does it have? That is in the background? Are there other people in the scene of the painting? Is it a realistic work of art or more open to the imagination like an abstract?
Well, all writing has some reality in it from the writer's world. Some have more realism in there's than others. Mine are a combination of both. Some are stories within stories. Ernest Hemmingway was good at this. Some writers start with outlines on paper. I start with an idea in my head and the main characters.
Then I sit down and write. No outline of the story on paper, just write. I see the story in my head the people faces and streets the view from the windows and so on. It is like viewing a movie in your head, which to me is the way to write.
The reader needs to see the story in their head as you do. Plus, smell it and sometimes taste it? This may make them hungry, so they grab a sandwich but it should also make them hunger to read more. In school many times the teacher would tell us to get out a piece of paper and write a story, sometimes there was a theme, like an attic and a picture to write from.
Other times it was just free writing open to your imagination. I would be the first to start and the last to finish. The teacher would love the stories but oh brother, the red marks for the spelling or grammar. But it always said at the top of the paper "Great story". Once a teacher ask me if I wrote it? I laughed the funny things was it was one that had been written during class so who else could have written it.
The art of writing is in the minds eye. The vision of the writer is just like the artist or painter. Has a dancer I would do a 10 warm up... In my journal on this site you will find my 10 Minute Waltz on Paper for my warm up. I hope you enjoy waltzing with me in the stories and stuggles.
My dearest noble readers and new vistors