ABOUT THE ARTIST
Michele Paradiso was born in New York, and has lived in the lower Hudson Valley region for most of her life. She is a painter, working in acrylics, oil and watercolor, with a focus on representational/ impresionistic landscapes. Her paintings, both ethereal and evocative, bear witness to her mastery in recreating the natural world on her canvas.
Essentially self taught, she began painting in her late 50’s, and has studied under several exceptional artists. Her work is held in private collections and has been shown in several galleries and numerous juried exhibits.
Michele lives in Fort Lee, NJ and is an avid canoeist. No matter the season, she can be found paddling on one of the beautiful rivers on the east coast. Her love of the outdoors has been the muse for her artwork.
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
Solo and Group Exhibitions
- Elaine Schloss Gallery. Three Woman Show. Nyack, NY 2016
- Maryland Federation of the Arts. Members' online gallery. 2016
- Heads In The Clouds. Corner Frame Shop and Gallery. Nyack, NY 2016
- Hopper House. Annual Members' Exhibition. Nyack, NY 2016
- Two at Hal’s. Corner Frame Shop and Gallery. Nyack, NY 2015
- Nyack Art Collective. Monthly group exhibit. Nyack, 2015-2016
- Rockland Center for the Arts. Student show. West Nyack, NY 2012-2016
- Rockland Center for the Arts. Members' show. West Nyack, NY 2012-2016
- Garnerville Artoberfest. Garnerville, NY 2014
- Ossining Arts Council, Members’ show. Ossining, NY 2014
- Hopper House, artist member website gallery. Nyack, New York 2013-2015
- Fort Lee Art Show. Fort Lee, NJ 2011
- Rockland Center for the Arts Gallery, Exhibit and Sale to benefit Rockland County Pride. West Nyack, NY 2016
- Conversation with Nature, Exhibit and Silent Auction. Palisades, NY 2016
- Piermont Straus, Art in the Park. Piermont, NY. 2015, 2016
- Art Walk, Nyack, NY 2015
- Artist of Northern Westchester. Croton-on-the-Hudson, NY 2015
- The Art of Healing, One Year Exhibit. Englewood Hospital, NJ 2014- 2015
Honors and Awards
- Honorable Mention, Rockland Center for the Arts Gallery. West Nyack, NY
- New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Hawaii, New Hampshire.