Through the Light by Michelle Sakhai – 20 x 40 in. oil and metal leaf on canvas
My paintings reference the teachings of Transformative Art. With a focus on light and energy,
each spontaneous stroke serves as a vehicle for healing and channeling peace. While my
approach borders on the style of abstract expressionism with free subconscious markings, my
formal background as a plein air painter directs my work to develop considering light.
Using calm and at times warm colors and gold and silver leaf, the process is emotionally
transformative and spiritually expansive. While my abstract paintings reflect an internal energy
that comes from the present, my work continues to be informed by landscapes of my past.