Michele Harvey

MICHELE HARVEY has been hailed as one of the great new painters of the American landscape. Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest and chosen to grace some of the most important corporate collections in the nation. This acclaim is well deserved; her technique in oils is superb, her romantic style haunting. The artist, who is from upper New York State, paints the tree-filled landscapes she has known from childhood, imbuing them with a nostalgic, dreamlike quality that renders them extraordinary. Harvey’s use of a muted, fairly restricted palette creates works of great subtlety, whether she is depicting trees heavy with the full leaf of summer or standing leafless and snowbound in the thrall of winter. Often the landscapes depicted are shrouded in mist. It is a testament to the consummate skill of the artist that light seems to emanate from her canvases rendering each a masterpiece.