Michelle Eissler is a visual artist who acquired her training at the University of Toronto's Art & Art History and Sheridan College's Illustration program. Now residing in Alliston, Ontario, she focuses on semi-abstract works in oil or "quilted abstracts."
In her words: "I think most artists would agree that it takes a while to really find out who they are as an artist and what path they want to take visually to be their own self.
I found myself eventually moving away from heavily preconceived ideas, sketches and and composition to keeping my thought process on the canvas. I create a overlaying of loose colour and line to consider and from this comes my supportive images and composition. It seems the most natural way to work for me - I have never been a planner. This process seems to echo how I approach life, and how I feel we all take what is before us and decipher and interpret to make the most sense out of what we have.
Like gazing at the clouds or watching the rain on a window, we see patterns and we see form. We process this information every day, more information than our brains can handle, and prioritize what we see; we interpret what is happening, or what is about to happen, and we create our own realities. As I work on my canvas and map out images and lines, I am creating a narrative for myself that the next viewer may, or may not, ultimately see."
New Tecumseth Administration Centre(Town Hall)
10 Wellington St. E.
Alliston , ON, L9R 1A1