Art Tour of My Paintings {My Art}

In my last post, I mentioned I finally began organizing

my studio, which I put off doing for a year since

the renovation left me with no time to paint.

I now have a handful of commissions for paintings

and am happy to be on the floor with a brush again!

If you are an interior designer or desire to collect

my work, I hope to post a small inventory soon.

Join me for a cyber gallery walk?

Here is a little art tour with examples of work sold

to private individuals, boutique owners, and designers.

Acrylic on canvas – lives with me

Abstract seascapes on canvas – SOLD/Splendid Avenue in Seattle, WA


Beach and water  lovers will be able to understand

how I never tire of creating seascapes.

There is nothing quite as humbling or relaxing

as being near the waves, and I try to capture

the essence of their mysterious mix of power and calm

with a minimum of brushstrokes and a

restrained palette of blues, greige, and white.

I went through a nightscape phase too.


Abstract seascape – client of interior designer Sherry Hart

Mixed media on canvas – live with me


SOLD to collector

SOLD to collector

Photo/styled by Melaine of My Sweet Savannah

Private commission for an executive’s office


Lives in New England with Loi of Tone on Tone

photo – Tone on Tone

SOLD – private collector

mixed media on canvas by Michele Ranard #hellolovelystudio:

SOLD – private collectors

Acrylic on canvas – lives with me

SOLD – private collector

SOLD – interior designer on East Coast


acrylic on canvas by Michele Ranard #hellolovelystudio:

SOLD – private collectors


acrylic on canvas by Michele Ranard #hellolovelystudio:

a lakehouse in Michigan

private collector in Seattle

SOLD at Splendid Avenue in Seattle


abstract seascape on canvas by Michele Ranard #hellolovelystudio #hellolovely #seascape #greige #Maine #driftwood sailboat:

lives with me

Framed and sold at Splendid Avenue in Seattle

SOLD – private collector


currently in our master bath

Styled and photographed by Suzanne of Privet and Holly

SOLD – private collector

Acrylic on Birch panel – lives with me

Mixed media on vintage book covers – SOLD to private collector

panel by michele ranard #hellolovleystudio #midcenturymodern #townshend #typographyart:

my panel at home of photographer/artist Melissa James


In 2010, before the market was saturated with sign-age

and quote-art, I created typography and

edgy urban panels for our home.

My friends loved them so I began

creating them to sell at my shop and a few

boutiques in Chicagoland.

Typography panels on canvas – live with me



As the trend and the demand picked up for typography,

I received a ton of commissions for special song

lyrics and quotes and shipped these all

over the country as anniversary gifts, etc.

panel by michele of #motherteresaquote #canvas #destroyedjeans #faith:

lives in a modern farmhouse in Illinois


Springsteen panel at One Girl in Barrington:

SOLD at One Girl boutique in Barrington


typography panels for sale at One Girl in Barrington:

SOLD – One Girl


framed typography panel (Money Can't Buy Me Love) at One Girl in Barrington:

SOLD – One Girl


Typography Panels by Michele Ranard #hellolovely #installation:

modern farmhouse in Illinois


Back to a few more seascapes.

SOLD – private collector

presently in my kitchen

Thanks for joining me on the art tour.

I hope to list inventory in my shop

in the coming months along

with great vintage finds.

Next time, I will share mixed media

collages I create on vintage discarded

book covers which incorporate my

love of poetry and the written word.

Peace to you right where you are.




  1. September 21, 2016 / 10:27 am

    I love your paintings! They are so calming and happy just like you!!!Beautiful!!! xo

    • October 8, 2016 / 9:35 pm

      merci, friend. i would love to paint together someday. xox

  2. September 21, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    I agree with Leslie! calming and i love the pastel colors 🙂 Enjoy your day Michele!

    • October 8, 2016 / 9:36 pm

      thanks, leslie. i am so happy when i am creating!

  3. September 21, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    Congratulations on all of your sales, Michele! Beautiful, peaceful, lovely work!

    xo Holly

    • October 8, 2016 / 9:37 pm

      thanks for stopping, inspiration-maker! xox

    • October 8, 2016 / 9:37 pm

      thanks, elizabeth. i will get that post crafted soon. they are intimate pieces i feel vulnerable toward so i will work up the nerve. xox

  4. September 24, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    I am lucky to have some of your work!! I love having a piece of you in my home because I know you put your heart into your work, So happy you are getting back to the lovely creative YOU.
    xo Kathysue

    • September 29, 2016 / 1:30 am

      awwww. shucks. thanks, lovely.

  5. October 4, 2016 / 3:24 am

    Wow, I am a huge sea lover and your paintings are truly fabulous! I'm in Chicagoland, too! Also love the typography, there are some great sayings. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

    • October 8, 2016 / 9:38 pm

      hi kathleen! thanks so much and thanks for hosting a great event. xox

    • October 8, 2016 / 9:39 pm

      my pleasure. thanks for your awesome hospitality. xox

  6. October 5, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    Your work is beautiful! So soothing and peaceful. I also love your typography. One thing that is unusual that I love is how you carry some letters of a word down to another line. I would have thought it wouldn't look good, but it sure does! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

    • October 8, 2016 / 9:39 pm

      ha! it is all about keeping it uncontrolled, imperfect, and a little chaotic. who needs the hassle!?! xox

  7. October 6, 2016 / 11:12 am

    Such a lovely cyber tour Michele. Your work is gorgeous and kind of soulful… it really resonated with me. I'm delighted to be featuring you on Shabbilicious Friday tomorrow. Thank you so much for linking up this week. Hugs – Kerryanne

    • October 8, 2016 / 9:40 pm

      so flattered to be featured, kerryanne. thank you so much for your hospitality, kind words, and lovely lovely blog. i so appreciate the nod. xox

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