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Michele Rivera

Watercolor

Michele Rivera

Michele Rojas Rivera is founder of Artistic Horizon (a local nonprofit art center). Rivera is originally from Brooklyn, NY and currently lives in Lemont, PA & Saint Leonard, Maryland. She graduated from Kingsborough College and Penn State's School of Visual Arts. Her passion is to pass on her drive to create through her teachings at Penn State, local art centers, and various charter schools. She currently is retired, but still teaches workshops in the Central Pennsylvania and Maryland area.
Rivera works in ceramics, metals, and watercolors. In particular, she enjoys sculpting with clay or painting with watercolors, her favorite technique is wet on wet watercolor techniques because it allows the paint to have a life of its own. She feels that what is learnt and the growth through the process is more important than the final/finished artwork. She's attracted to human figures and portraits by the beautiful shapes (both geometric and organic) that seem to come together with my paint or clay to relate a rhythm of emotions. Using the human form as the focus, she hopes to make an emotional connection with the viewer.

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