Category Archives: Michelle Jader

Chrysalis 15 | Nov



This was the first oil painting that I started working on and just finished for the December show. The beautiful form created by model and aerialist Rachel on her backyard hoop, made me want to explore what it meant to protect yourself and the inner struggle to be seen. 
20" x 24" 

More to come!

Behind the Scenes 04 | Nov

For the upcoming duet December show at RLS, Double Vision, June Stratton and I decided to create a body of work based on the same models. Together we had 6 photo shoots over 4 days in Savannah and Charleston and we had the pleasure of working with some amazingly talented artist models, dancers and aerialists. (And staying at the lovely RLS apartment and hanging out with our family artist friends while we were in town!) It was an absolute joy to collaborate with June and our models, and it's been incredibly inspiring to see our two different approaches for this new body of work.

More to come!

Aerial Artistry 27 | Jul

For this new body of work, I had the pleasure of working with some incredibly talented and beautiful aerial artists.  We explored hoops, ropes, and fabric and the images we captured for my references were truly inspiring.

Amusement Park Reference Images 25 | Jul

Over the past several months, I’ve walked downmany midways, ridden loads of carnival rides and been to several shows to find theperfect reference images.  The Santa CruzBoardwalk in California has been one of my favorites. It’s only an hour south of San Francisco and situated on the PacificOcean.


New Hanging Sculptural Paintings 10 | Jul

For my upcoming show, IT’S SHOWTIME, I’m creating a few painting sculptures that will hang from the ceiling. This 4-panel piece is in progress and will be complete in the next week.


Work In Progress 04 | Jul


This new 3-panel painting is in progress and about 70% done. Still tons to add and more fun to be had with vibrant colors and expressive marks. This piece is on plan to be in Charleston for the August exhibition, It’s Showtime!



Modern Met Article! 29 | Jun

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it’s all an illusion 27 | Jun

Going to ashow or carnival invites viewers to step into a different world.  When we invite ourselves to be taken in byimagination and a world of fantasy, we can suspend our hesitations, break freefrom fears and discover a deeper connection to ourselves.  This painting titled, it’s all an illusion, invitesthe viewer to follow him into a new and mysterious world.

Three stages of progress; back panel in progress, front panel adding the hands, and final composite of the 2-panel, 25"x24" oil painting.


IT’S SHOWTIME – August Solo Exhibition 12 | Jun

This August, I’ll be presenting a new body of work at RobertLange Studios.  IT’S SHOWTIME willcapture the kaleidoscope of experiences, feelings and emotions you mightencounter at a circus, carnival or amusement park.  All works will be painted on my signature, stacked layers of multipleacrylic panels to convey depth and motion.

Why this theme?  Thecarnival is an invitation for us to embrace the world with a childlikesensibility of possibility and daring. The lights, the movement, the sounds and smells take you out of yourhead and you begin to play with your fears and inhibitions.  When you step through the gate or through thecurtain, you literally become a part of the show.

Over the next few months, I’m excited to give you a “peekbehind the curtain” and to share this thrilling ride with you.



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