Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Holiday shows!

Hi, friends and art lovers and anyone who may be reading this:

It's hard to believe the holidays are already here again. In response to the election results, I am doubling up on my efforts to raise funds for environmental and animal organizations through my art. To this end, I have paintings in several group shows of small art, perfect for gifting, for the holidays.

The above creatures are two from my new "genius animals" series, and they're showing in "Tiny Treasures XI" at Cactus Gallery in L.A. These gifted rodents have discovered Maxwell's equations and are showing the world that animals are indeed smart! I will be donating proceeds from the sale of these paintings to the Center for Biological Diversity. Please contact Sandra Mastroianni at Cactus Gallery for purchase info, or go to my page on Cactus Gallery's website to purchase.

Three paintings from my "Cats on Catnip" series are showing in "Tiny" at Studio Gallery in San Francisco, with proceeds to benefit the Dancing Cat, a cat adoption lounge in San Jose. The paintings have titles like "The Electric Catnip Kool-Aid Test" and "Magic Catnip Ride" and I've been having a lot of fun creating them over the past few months.

Finally, I'll have some new small paintings in "HARK!", the annual holiday group show at Kaleid Gallery in downtown San Jose where I am a resident artist. The new pieces are of foxes and were painted in the last couple of weeks. Proceeds from the sale of these pieces will go to the Center for Biological Diversity and their work to defend endangered species. There will be an opening reception on Friday night, December 2nd, as part of South First Fridays, and I will be there.

Thanks for following my work. May we all use our talents to light a path in these dark times, for all of life on Earth.

Monday, June 6, 2016

"Symphony of Wings" at Cactus Gallery

I have one new painting in a wonderful group show at Cactus Gallery in L.A. "Symphony of Wings" features art focusing on wings and their symbolism. Since threats to pollinators - bees, butterflies, bats and hummingbirds - are very much part of my consciousness right now, I chose to do a painting in honor of the small creatures who most of us take for granted, but without which there would be no human or animal life. "Symphony of Wings" runs from June 11 - July 2. Please email Sandra at for purchase info.

"Blessed are the Pollinators" (c) 2016 Michelle Waters
11" x 14" Acrylic on Wood

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

New Animal Art for Spring!

Hi to anyone who may see this, and happy Spring. - I'm such an infrequent blogger that I don't know that anyone will read this. But no matter. I have four new pieces that will be in a group show of animal art at Cactus Gallery in Los Angeles, "Beastly Beings". It looks like it's going to be a great show. Below are my pieces. Please contact Sandra Mastroianni, owner of Cactus Gallery, for purchase info. Proceeds from the two cat paintings will be donated to The Dancing Cat, San Jose's cat cafe.

"River Otters and California Poppies" (c) 2016 Michelle Waters
8" x 10" - acrylic on wood

"What's For Lunch?" (c) 2016 Michelle Waters
10" x 8" acrylic on wood

"The Electric Catnip Kool-Aid Test" (c) 2016 Michelle Waters
5" x 7" acrylic on wood

"Kitty in the Sky With Diamonds" (c) 2015 Michelle Waters
5" x 7" acrylic on wood