special exhibitions:

Channeling Myself and Other Goddesses

May 11 – 22 Vista Studios, 808 Lady St., Columbia, SC

"I never intended to show this work, but I felt it developed into something worth sharing. It is a result of an exercise in self-awareness. I have enjoyed this process and hope you enjoy the results" Michel McNinch

There are three distinct series of paintings in this show.  In order of their origin, they are:  Channels, Subconscious,  and Goddesses.  

"Channels" - During my father's illness and subsequent death I sought creative counseling.  It was suggested that I attempt a visual prayer.  With this suggestion in mind, my "Channels" series was born.  It evolved into a treasured practice as I continued these prayers for the last two years.

"Pandora Series"-   These paintings were an attempt to paint what was beneath the surface of my present awareness. With nothing particular in mind, I chose a color and started painting.  Each time I sat down to paint, I had no idea or direction. I painted on sheer instinct from the underlying influence of my subconscious.  What freedom! What fun!

"Goddesses" - When researching for a proposed workshop, I had the idea to use the accomplished women in my life to pose for Goddess paintings. It grew from there to be a very meaningful and rewarding endeavor to honor the many inspiring women in my life. These paintings are life size.

Link to All Images in this show can be found here.