YaySayerStudio

Original Oil Paintings & Archival Inkjet Reproductions

New York, United States · 2 Sales

YaySayerStudio

Original Oil Paintings & Archival Inkjet Reproductions

New York, United States 2 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   FREE SHIPPING to the first 20 customers in this brand new little creative corner of etsy. Just enter the coupon code FREESHIPPING20 at checkout. Here is the link to my other etsy shop where you can see my beautiful jewelry: www.modernistajewelry.etsy.com. Enjoy!

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FREE SHIPPING to the first 20 customers in this brand new little creative corner of etsy. Just enter the coupon code FREESHIPPING20 at checkout. Here is the link to my other etsy shop where you can see my beautiful jewelry: www.modernistajewelry.etsy.com. Enjoy!

Michelle Wey

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Anonymous on Sep 30, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

this print is gorgeous, definitely better in person. thanks so much for this beautiful and humorous image.

Anonymous on Aug 17, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

absolutely beautiful sublime image and quality print. thank you so much for the great communication and speedy delivery.

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other worldly original oil paintings and archival prints.

I believe that the craft of painting matters all the more in an age of overwhelming technological advancement. The tactile and the tangible amidst a barrage of virtual images and special effects; the development of personal style in the face of mass-produced everything – from images to ideas. I consider the world of the plastic arts to have been the last bastion in which wisdom gained through experience was valued. That is now being lost to the short-term fancies of a society that suffers from a growing dependence on instant gratification. I enjoyed the privelege of living and painting in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for many years, surrounded by artists of all ages and nationalities. Life there is a wonderful example of how to live a certain form of freedom in a world that is increasingly less free. My paintings are a manifestation of that freedom in that they reflect an independent position of detached observation from the sense of anxiety and inadequacy that plagues modern life and which is so often reflected cynically in postmodern art. I am trying to take a step beyond postmodernism. Even if we take as a given that there is nothing new that can be done, originality is still very possible. My paintings, while faithful to aesthetic values and the craft of painting, also serve as a tonic to our intellectual and modern need to label, identify, and define. They are a vision of an imaginary future which is recognizable yet indefinable and inherently organic.
About the photos on this page. As I mentioned above, I lived in the wonderful Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende for a long time. It has a long history as an expatriot outpost for international artists. Its beauty and ease of life has bewitched many creative souls over the years. I am not the only one. I owned a small art gallery in the center of town and I painted in the back room. (It is not really a 2 way street, it was so very easy for me to stay and work legally in Mexico) Anyway, every October, the Sante Fe Photography workshop came to town for photography intensive workshops and the students needed models. These pictures were taken by 2 different workshop students, Carl Moore and Lauren Devon and I am so pleased to have them. I have more recent images of my studio in Brooklyn now that I have relocated back to NY but somehow I like these better. As well, most of the prints available on etsy are of paintings that were made in the studio pictured here.
On my profile page you can read a more detailed description of my actual painting process.

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  • Michelle Wey

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    I am a painter who may be described as some strange cross between old fashioned and anachronistic. I work in a homemade concoction of oil based paints and mediums in a style that is very much about a slow and gradual development of paint and image.

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