As a Finland native, I grew up with Nordic and Scandinavian design. Bright colors, bold shapes. Crisp, strong lines. I draw my inspiration from nature but also from contemporary design.
I seek to convey strength and motion and I am drawn to explore the juxtaposition of controlled shapes with natural free strokes.
I explore the contradiction between discipline and abandon through the use of silk screening in a less traditional and controlled manner - rapid, intuitive wrist movements with squeege on the screen or allowing the paint to mix freely over various surfaces - canvas, linen, wood board, resin. I also work more in depth with resin epoxy, adding pigments, metal leaf, rock to resin epoxy, creating multileveled surfaces.
I came to art later in life. After earning an MBA and a secondary PhD degree in Business Administration,
I had a long, international business career in both Europe and the US. Later I studied several years Printmaking, Painting Digital Art and Graphic Design, earning a Certificate, at the Corcoran School of Art and Design, The George Washington University, in Washington D.C.
I now reside in Lewes, Delaware, where I work and teach in my studio. I show my work in galleries and juried art shows along the East Coast, from Connecticut to Florida.
Nina Mickelsen Clarissa Studio Art
16964 Black Marlin Circle Lewes DE