Desert Gold #SPAF2020

Michelle Held
Michelle Held
Painting en plein air confirms Michelle's love for this beautiful world and the wonders of the ever changing environment. With an insatiable appetite for color, light, and texture, Michelle strives to inspire happiness, trigger your imagination and make an emotional connection with the viewer. She believes evoking a feeling of light, space and passion is key to any successful painting. Michelle has been a working artist in Sarasota Florida for 24 years. Her passionate work in historical restoration, custom hand painted wall finishes and murals propelled her into a career in fine art. She is especially known for her heartfelt paintings of iconic Florida birds, wildlife and landscapes. Working En Plein Air, her work is characterized by the representation of the luminous effects on nature! 
12 x 12 in




Michelle Held, “Desert Gold”
12 x 12  |  Oil  |  Framed  |  Shipping included  |  $1015.00


This work is part of the 16th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival – a festival unlike anything that we have ever done before! A first-of-its-kind, an all-woman festival, presented completely online October 24 – 31, 2020.

Each artist will be sending in work from their own diverse locations for presentation in the Arts Center’s online Gallery. At the conclusion of the festival week, well known plein air artist Lyn Boyer of Colorado will conduct an online awards ceremony.

Artists will submit new work as it is completed, accompanied by short narratives describing their selection of place and/or their creative process. Works from the festival will be available for purchase from Oct 25 – Nov 30, 2020.

Online presentations allow for rich content that could not otherwise be experienced. Art lovers will be able to immerse themselves in presentations from their favorite artists throughout the festival. From live demonstrations, to short videos created by our festival artists all across the country, to an online gallery of new works updated daily.

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