SHOWS AND EVENTS
June 17th, 2023
Augusta Art Council’s ‘A Private View’
The event will be held at The Frame Shoppe and Gallery on Walton Way, Saturday June 17th from 3-5p. The event will be catered and there will be a speaker highlighting the benefits of collecting original artwork. Please let me know if you want to be on the invitation list.
Hilton Head Art League Biennale Show May 16-June 14
Celebrating Yellowstone – Park Co. Yellowstone Gateway Museum July 1 – October 1
AIKEN’S MAKIN’ Sept 8 & 9, 2023
ARTS IN THE HEART Sept 15 & 17, 2023
Unveiling the Artistic Brilliance of Michael Meissner: One of Augusta’s Premier Artist
Welcome to the vibrant world of Michael Meissner, an esteemed artist who has captured the essence of Augusta through his captivating works of art. With a profound passion for creativity and an extraordinary talent, Michael has emerged as a prominent figure in the art scene, captivating art enthusiasts with his unique style and attention to detail. In this article, we will delve into the artistic journey of Michael Meissner, exploring his inspirations, techniques, and the profound impact his art has had on the Augusta community.
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Portraits are one of the hardest things to paint. Whereas a landscape can be of in the drawing stage and still look perfectly fine a portrait relies on excellent draftsmanship to capture the likeness of the subject. A good photo to work from is essential in sharpness, lighting and size. Not all good photos make good paintings, something to remember. There will be a certain amount of artistic license taken to breathe life into the painting, and colors are critical in this regard. Info on Pet Portraits.
Landscape Art Paintings
Landscapes, architectural and animal paintings are my favorite. Composition and color play the heaviest roles in these art works. The color of the light and the shadows are emphasized to bring out feelings in the viewer. The right amount of details is a stepping off point so not to be overworked and too photo realistic. I understand realism is a art form in itself, but its often what details are left out and asked to be provided by the viewer that makes it art.
Commissions are what I rely on the most for subjects. The pieces often reflect someone or something that has a special place in the heart that the painting is expected to carry on through time. Images of Augusts Georgia Art, and old friend that has passed, a newborn life, a favorite pet all deserve the greatest attention. Again, draftsmanship is critical to make that connection and deliver the work into that ongoing memory.
Art Painting Commissions on request
If you have something you would like painted or a portrait, inquire about commissions. I am often asked how long a painting takes. The best answer is however long it takes. Some go quickly, others are more detailed and require more time. Oils dry slowly, so a painting that requires several layers of paint can also add to the time. You can assume that the average time is between one and three week from start to dry finish.
A Unique Style:
One of the defining aspects of Michael Meissner’s art is his ability to blend realism and impressionism, creating a visually stunning and emotionally evocative experience for the viewer. His works often showcase a harmonious balance of vibrant colors, intricate details, and bold brushstrokes, reflecting his keen observation of the world around him.
Exploring Nature’s Wonders:
Nature holds a special place in Michael’s heart, and his deep appreciation for its wonders is evident in his artwork. From breathtaking landscapes to delicate studies of flora and fauna, his creations transport viewers to a realm where they can immerse themselves in the beauty and tranquility of the natural world.
The City’s Muse:
Augusta, with its rich cultural heritage and architectural marvels, has provided Michael Meissner with endless inspiration. His ability to capture the spirit of the city through his art has made him a beloved figure among Augusta locals. Whether it’s the iconic Riverwalk, the majestic Augusta National Golf Club, or the vibrant downtown scene, Michael’s artwork encapsulates the city’s essence, making it come alive on canvas.
The Power of Emotion:
One of the remarkable aspects of Michael Meissner’s art is its ability to evoke emotions in those who view it. Each brushstroke, every vibrant hue, and carefully composed scene conveys a specific mood or feeling. From the tranquility of a serene landscape to the intensity of a thought-provoking portrait, his art has the power to stir the soul and leave a lasting impression.
A Beacon of Inspiration:
Michael Meissner’s artistic prowess extends beyond his creations. As an accomplished artist, he actively engages with the community, hosting workshops and sharing his knowledge and passion with aspiring artists. His dedication to fostering creativity and nurturing young talents has made him a revered mentor in the Augusta art scene.
Over the years, Michael Meissner’s art has received widespread acclaim, earning him numerous accolades and recognition. His works have been featured in prestigious galleries, both locally and internationally, captivating art enthusiasts from all walks of life. His ability to connect with viewers on a deep emotional level has made his artwork highly sought after by collectors and art enthusiasts alike.
The Studio outside Augusta, Georgia
If you are an aspiring artist and need some guidance, I would be delighted to help. As students we work in traditional oils on stretched canvas. Lessons compromise to 2 hour sessions here at the studio in Appling, Georgia, on agreed upon days and intervals that suit you needs. Lessons are set up a week in advance. Students are requested to bring their own paints and brushes, canvases are provided. Ages 12 through adult welcome. Group lessons or “Paint Parties” can be arranged for other locations or at the MAC Gallery in Thomson.
Michael Meissner’s artistic journey has been nothing short of remarkable. Through his unique style, profound love for nature, and deep connection with Augusta, he has created a body of work that transcends the boundaries of time and place. Michael’s art not only captures the beauty of his surroundings but also reflects the rich tapestry of emotions and experiences that define the human condition. As Augusta’s premier artist, he continues to inspire and captivate audiences, leaving an indelible mark.
Please consider supporting the arts. There are many way you can join in. Buying art is just one way. There are many organizations that need your help so the arts can flourish in the community. Visit a gallery, attend an auction, patronize an artist, or become one yourself. Augusta is rich in art. Sculptures, architecture, galleries and music all find a welcome home here.