Mountain Trails Gallery Sedona is proud to report vibrant paintings by their contemporary landscape artist Michelle Condrat was chosen for the July 2023 magazine cover of "Artists & Illustrators" along with a vibrant 6-page spread of her recent work including an interview with the artist from her Utah studio by author and international travel writer Bianca Dumas.
"The artist works en plein air with ever-fleeting natural light and the bluest of skies for her backdrop," begins the perceptive article. and goes on to say "Her style has been called digital, but there is nothing computer-generated about it."
Michelle's work is a remarkable place between traditional and contemporary as she works to capture that striking sense of place in a transcendent moment of time. Her painting style takes a page from the Impressionists, and brings that movement up to date with a digital" or "architectural" feel due to the layering of her linear and blended paint strokes while keeping a fresh visual perspective in her work. The artist loves to be in the outdoors, especially at the Grand Canyon, where she translates her colors and shapes into a sense that there is actually movement in the painting, and her intense colors are alive with the sparkle of light that seemingly only nature can produce. Mountain Trails Gallery is proud to now have a selection of oil paintings by this unique artist that usually soon find their way into mostly private collections.
Michelle is an active participant in many art shows throughout the country, especially those that are related to national parks and monuments. She has won numerous awards throughout the years such as The Zion National Park Invitational Foundation Excellence Award in 2014 and the People's Choice Award in 2019, the Cedar Breaks National Monument Plein Air Festival People's Choice Award in 2017, the Sears Dixie Invitational Viewer's Choice Award in 2020 and the Sears Dixie Invitational Purchase Award in 2021, the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art Best of Show Award in 2021, the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art People's Choice Award in 2022 and has had her artwork featured on the cover of Arizona Highways Magazine in the January Issue 2023.
IMAGE: "Illumination at Mohave Point" 8 X 16 oil by Michelle Condrat available at Mountain Trails Gallery Sedona
Magazine Cover: Painting by Michelle Condrat