Portrait of Anne Marie Küken Foltyn and Portrait of Chemere Brooks
36” x 24” each
Available through though the artist
This painting is part of an ongoing series. My goal is to explore the complex and loosely woven intricacies of the fabric of American women. I hope to reveal and honor cultural histories through impressionistic portraits in oils tied together by a common thread.
Each portrait depicts one strand of the grand tapestry of humanity embodying the beauty of oneness within the power of collectivity. Women from diverse backgrounds became the subject of this series to open a dialogue about individual perspective and our ties to one another.
Michele Byrne is widely known for her expressive plein air and studio NYC street scenes as well as café scenes where she depicts figures full of life and movement.
Byrne has won numerous awards for her work. Recent awards include the 2018 Landscape Exhibit at the Salmagundi Club in NYC, and President’s Choice Award in the American Impressionist Society’s 2018 Annual Exhibit.
Liliedahl Productions has released two instructional videos of Michele’s work with a third one soon to be released. Michele’s second video, PALETTE KNIFE Painting with Michele Byrne, recently was awarded Best Selling Video of the Year by Liliedahl Productions.
Michele also teaches several workshops each year.
Eckert & Ross Fine Art, Indianapolis, IN
Gildea Contemporarty, Key West, FL
Reinert Fine Art, Charleston, SC
American Impressionist Society Exhibit – Salmagundi Club 47 Fifth Ave, New York, NY