I believe art can give expression, strength, and freedom to the viewer. Art IS my meditation, and draws me to my core.
Throughout the years I have studied drawing, painting, manual exposure photography, jewelry craftsmanship, sculpture, framing, stained glass, and printmaking as well. Many different types of mediums appeal to me. Pencils & ink when I'm on the go; watercolors on rainy days; sculpture to release tension; and oils when I need more time for an expression to develop. I've been told that I would benefit to choose just one medium, but I've been unable to do that, as of yet. In the future, I hope to learn how to work with bronze casting.
I do tend to visualize when creating art. I imagine, That it is as if a subject's soul radiance can reflect and change their environment with every breath. Nature, especially animals, are a prominent theme within my work because of this. When creating I do my best to capture more than just the visual, but the subjects true energy flow. Most of my art created in this way is signed, Soulscout.
My previous art studio, SacredMoon Studio, based out of Hawai'i has changed names to Soulscout Art Studio, and is now in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I'm a Certified Grief Counselor and use art at times with my clients. Please feel free to contact me directly for more information.
As we are all constantly changing and growing; my art represents postcards along my personal journey. Thank you so much for stopping by my page, I hope you found something that speaks to you.
~~Michelle Charlston, GC-C
Group Art Exhibitions & Shows:
Colorado Springs Art Guild Member, 2012
Soulscout Studio Established 2012, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Livingston Art League Artist, 2009 thru 2012
Cover Artist for ArtWanted.com Wildlife Calendar 2007
UPSTREAM PEOPLE GALLERY, 6th Annual Summer All Media International Exhibition, August 2006. Tiger Swim: Ink
Art Director for AlohaTreasures Gallery 2002-2005, Kailua-Kona Hawai'i
Artist for ArtWanted.com All Media Calendar 2005
UPSTREAM PEOPLE GALLERY, 7th Annual Collage & Mexed Media International Exhibition, June 2005. Dolphins: Mixed Media
PERIOD GALLERY, Spiritual VII International Exhibition, December 2004. Angelina: Acrylic
Big Island Festival Artist 2004, group show with Infinite Eye Photography by Kirk "Kaos" Shmidt.
ArtWanted.com "TOP TEN" Award Recipient 2003
Sacred Moon Studio Established 2003, Kailua-Kona Hawai'i
HONORABLE MENTION, Texas Livestock Fair & Rodeo Art Show 1998, Houston Texas. Bess Move: Photography & artist framed work
BEST OF MIXED MEDIA AWARD, Strack Art Show 1994, Spring Texas. Bird's Eye View: Collage