Michele LeMaitre, (American, b. 1963), a multi disciplinary, award winning artist is known for her newly invented process and style of 2D Interactive Sculptural Mixed Media work, which represent chunks of water that have seemingly been scooped out of the Ocean, pools or lakes and splashed onto the walls, in a controlled but fluid form. The bold surface colors change with the movement of the viewer’s body.
Michele attended Université Côte d’Azur for Arts and French Language, Mount Ida college for fashion/apparel design, as well as painting/ airbrush independent study at UNLV. Most recently, her works earned an inclusion in three different upcoming museum exhibitions; The American Society of Marine Artists 19th National Exhibition; A traveling exhibition hosted by The Albany Institute of History and Art in Albany, NY September 7, 2023 - December 31, 2023 and continued onto The Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, MN, opening with a private reception on January 19, 2024 - May 12, 2024. A piece titled “A Little Chunk Of Ocean” is now in the Permanent Collection of Chateau Orquevaux, in Orquevaux, France and will be placed in their upcoming museum.
She is a NFT Digital artist, and also an award winning Fine Art Photographer, with solo Art Installations Exhibited at Nantucket Memorial Airport.
Michele invites the viewer to interactively “swim” around the works of art, as if being immersed in water, to experience the changing colors which represent the water’s reflective surface and depths. The Water & Human connection: My body of work has fluidity through movement and color, representing the organic form of water. The viewer is invited to interact with the artwork, while observing their visceral, emotional and spiritual thoughts and from there, to take those sensory observations into their daily environmental surroundings, while being in, on, around, under and by the water. As water is a part of our human molecular form, both water and humans have an unspoken bond of communication, which is ever changing and affects each other’s rhythmic flow from external and internal sources. Reflective at times, deep or shallow, reactive or calm, flowing or stagnant, soft or hard, all represent both the human and water forms, which shape themselves, depending upon their surroundings of internal and outward circumstances. This body of work, like water, allows the viewer to connect with their inner water source, and dive into their own personal experience.