NOOK AND CRANNY ART STUDIO
Renee Michaud Mixed Media Artist
My name is Renee Michaud, I am a 2D mixed media artist living in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. My family and I make our home just outside of the small town of Ishpeming enjoying the pleasures of a “Yooper’s” life.
I earned a degree in art education from Michigan State University in 1976. My area of emphasis while at State was printmaking, which lends itself well to the layering techniques in my collages. My mixed media pieces draw on a multitude of resources including paper that I have created or found, fabrics, threads (usually old authentic collections) acrylic paints, inks, pastels, old photos, found objects, venetian plaster and drywall compounds to mention a few. The list is endless. I basically up cycle the world around me using what I have found to build my compositions layer by layer. It is the mystery of the “underneath”…. the layering that allows the storytelling to emerge. By building up the surface areas my works are no longer flat two dimensional pieces, but are sculpted and rise from the support giving texture and depth to each creation allowing a 2D work to take on a 3D effect.
I own the Nook and Cranny Art Studio, a cozy work and display space in the historic Gossard Building in Ishpeming, Michigan where one may view my collages, silks and jewelry. I am a member of the Lake Superior Art Association and The International Society of Experimental Artists. I have been in a variety of shows