Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print

Michelle Calkins, Holland, MI
Member Since May 2007
Artist Statement Since childhood I have found solace in the creation of art. It is the one thing to which I can always go home. I know that I belong there. It is my gift and I try not to waste it.
My influences are Edward Hopper, Vincent van Gogh, ants, snails, and people who paint things on the head of a pin. I am especially impressed with artists who create impermanent art, like sand painters or a musician who creates a unique piece of art each time he sings a song. It exists for that moment and then it is gone again. My media of choice are oil & acrylic painting, oil pastel and photography.

Having been a professional picture framer since 1990, the presentation aspect of the art world has been foremost on my mind. It is amazing what a great frame can do. Co-owning Four Corners Framing Company in Holland, Michigan since 1999 has afforded me a front row seat to changing tastes, styles and trends. For me, art and framing go hand in hand.


Product No 79359
Subjects Architecture, Historic Buildings, Landmarks
Style Realism
Tags Calkins, Michelle, beach, big, dune, grass, holland, lake, lighthouse, macatawa, michigan, red