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

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