Feelings in Colour
To know truth is to feel it. And the same applies to original creations. Michaela is a true artist. She expresses mood directly from her gut onto canvas. Her craft is her voice. What you see in Michaela Rinaldi’s work is the journey and flavour of the human psyche. Yes, there is initial invitation of ardent colour, to feast open your eyes in appreciation. But soon after this affect, allow your focus to deepen beyond the two-dimensional and into the essence of abandonment, isolation, dependencies and patterns that we all experience. Each painting grows. It transfixes you with its layers, connects you to your own.
You might think that inspiration abounds from Michaela’s expansive lookout to Kommetjie sand, sea and mountains. But although nature aids in spontaneity, her art is abstract figurative. Emphasis is on hues and movement. Michaela uses acrylic, charcoal, ink, and gold leaf to determine the desired reward.