MICHELLE MALKASIAN WEISBERG

In my paintings, my immediate environment as well as my personal response to that environment, find convergence.  My drawing and acrylic work are the departure points from which I begin to explore the inner world.  Trees and landscape in particular inspire because of their anthropological and organic qualities.  They are a link between the generations and create powerful connections.  Throughout my travels in the United States and abroad , I have recently been alarmed at the rate in wich the natural landscape is changing: disappearing. Capturing the essence; a moment in time, I will often invent entire passages in order to clarify the intent of the painting.  Truth is found here.  Light and atmosphere in a particular paintingare as much about what I have experienced in my life as what I see in the moment.  In the act of painting, I attempt to create a synthesis that finds beauty and meaning in the mundane.  This, for me, is a hopeful act. 

A graduate of the Tyler School of Art, Malkasian-Weisberg studied painting in Rome, New Mexico, Mexico, and Greece.