Michelle Collins Studio

COLORFUL PAINTINGS & SCULPTURE

 

Michelle Astuto Collins expresses her diversity through the use of many different mediums including, but not limited to: acrylic, oil, watercolors, digital painting and sculpture. Collins works range in style from surrealism to whimsy.

Originally from Long Island, New York she moved to New Port Richey, Florida at the age of fourteen. With no formal training, she credits her artistic diversity to her upbringing.
Moving around a lot in her early years, exposed her to constant changes in her surroundings and this has influenced her work.

Michelle's works are in private collections throughout: North America, Europe and Australia. Her work has also shown galleries, and shows in: Alaska, Florida, New York, Oregon & Virginia.

Artist Statement

I find my art is an outlet to deal with many of life ups and downs. Some of my pieces, I would like for people to connect with, kind of like a song. Others, I hope for smiles, in some cases laughter. Or people can enjoy it just simply as decoration, as some of my simpler pieces are. Ultimately, I hope to continue creating whatever inspires me.

Solo Exhibitions

City Hall: New Port Richey, Florida; May 2008

Progress Energy Art Gallery: "WELCOME TO MY IMAGINATION - PLEASE EXCUSE THE MESS" New Port Richey, Florida; December 2007

Pasco Fine Arts Center: "Colorful Compilations" Holiday, Florida; February 2006

Alterra Clare Bridge: "Time Pieces," Tampa, Florida; January 2004

Pasco Fine Arts Center: "Eclectic Creations" Holiday, Florida; December 2003

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

APW Gallery: "Small Works Big Idea" Long Island City, NY; October 2009

 Atria Windsor Woods:  "An Evening Of The Arts" (3 Person Show with Paula Showen & Susan Holland) Hudson, Florida; November 2008

Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery: "The Art Of Wine" (2 Person Show with Paula Showen) Spring Hill, Florida; October 2008

Aquaterra Salon & Spa: Trinity, Florida; October 2008

Progress Energy Art Gallery: New Port Richey, Florida; 2006, 2007 & 2008

The Beck Gallery: "The Square Foot Art Show A Go-Go" Lutz, Florida; 2006 & 2007

The Gallery at No Naked Walls: Port Richey, Florida;  2007 & 2008

Artist Gallery Royalle: St. Petersburg, Florida; December 2007

Pasco Fine Arts Center: "Art Annual" Holiday, Florida; 2004, 2005 & 2006

  

Juried Shows

Peace Hall Coffee House Art Scene: New Port Richey, Florida; 2005 & 2006 (Juried by: Lia Gallegos & Paula Showen)

Art In Paradise: Gulf Harbors Yaght Club, New Port Richey, Florida; 2006 (Juried by: Jo Baughman & Annie Harris)

International Art Auction: McMenamins, McMcMinnville, Oregon; 2005 (Juried by Karin Momberg)

 

Articles and Reviews

The Suncoast News: "Celebrate the Florida lifestyle" August 2009 view

The Suncoast News: "Mix of art comes together" June 2009 View

The Pasco Times: "Member artists open show at Progress Energy Gallery," June 2009 View

The Hernando Times: " A Toast To Vino" October 2008  View

The Pasco Times: October 2008 - Front Page Spring Hill Winery To Raise Glasses To Hernando -Pasco Hospice, Inside:  "A Toast To Vino"  View

The Suncoast news: "Art Exhibit and Halloween Party Announced" October 2008  View

The Pasco Tribune: "Progress Energy Art Gallery Throws A Fling" February 2008  View

The Suncoast News: "Exposing the cultures and riches of downtown" February 2008 Top Stories:  Front Page, Suncoast News, Page 3  &   Continued Page 14

The Suncoast New: "Art stroll rolls into downtown" January 2008  View

The Pasco Tribune: "Gallery To Display Artists' 'Imagination' " December 2007 View

The Suncoast News: "Welcome To Her Imagination" December 2007 View

The Trinity Citizen: "First Friday Artist's Reception" December 2007 View

The Pasco Times: " See what comes from young hands minds" September 2007 View

The Suncoast News: " Gallery's first ever children's art exhibit opens Sept. 7" September 2007 View

Pasco Tribune: "Class Will Help Kids Exhibit Artistry" July 2007 View

The Suncoast News: "Art Gallery Offering Children's Summer Art Classes" July 2007 View

Pasco Tribune: "Women' s Work Fills New Gallery Exhibit" January 2007 View

The Suncoast News: "Women's Artwork on Display" January 2007 View

The Suncoast News: "Downtown Oasis" July 2006 View

The Pasco Times: "Eye-catching art" July 2005  View

News-Register: "A World of Art" December 2004 View 

The Pasco Times: "Artists' exhibit focus on time-related theme" August 2003 View

The Suncoast News: "Art exhibit features funky sculptures and 'Time Pieces' " August 2003 View


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