Michelle Arnold Paine

Michelle Arnold Paine received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Painting at University of New Hampshire and a B.A. from Gordon College in Art and English. Michelle’s paintings, drawings, and prints are heavily influenced by the several years she spent living and working in Orvieto, Italy. She also studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and for several summers with the New York Studio School. Michelle currently resides in Massachusetts.

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Our Lady of the Barren Tree

Oil on canvas 50" x 36" 2009These paintings are a metaphor for the struggle of my own experience to know Christ and seek to become more like his mother Mary.The tree, the vine, the branches—these images evoke the memory of our mother Eve, whose disobedience was...

Journey: Siena Duomo

Oil on canvas 70" x 52" 2007These cavernous structures were built for crowds of people and throngs of religious activity, but now hold only shadows of those presences. In the three years I spent living and working in Italy, I encountered these medieval places as...