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Michelle Tompkins

Michelle Tompkins

About: “I go into a trance and create something beautiful”

I believe I was born to create, and for the past 15 years painting has been my passion.

Acrylic abstracts on canvas is my preference. I find my inspiration in nature, architecture, everyday objects and life itself. Sometimes there’s a specific image I want to create, other times I let the feeling take me wherever it wants to go. I love using bright colors, but also allow the piece itself to decide. Each piece has its own personality and energy.

I am honored to collaborate with some of the most talented artists in the Bay Area as part of the Art of the African Diaspora 2021.


More info: This link showcases my most recent work and gallery partnerships. You may contact me directly for promotional pricing specifically for the AOTAD exhibitions. 

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Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804-1600


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Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm