So glad you've stopped by!
If you love Postmodernism Art (which basically means art that's crazy, fun, and unexpected), then this is the destination for you!
I'm Michelle, the artist behind Conduit 12 Fine Art, and I'm happy you're here!
Whether you're a seasoned or novice collector, my hope is that my work resonates with you, and that you'll find pieces that you'll thoroughly enjoy for years to come! AND, because my background is in Interior Design, I want to assist you in finding pieces that make your space look amazing, so don't hesitate to reach out with any questions about placement, complimenting your decor, etc. I'm here to help in any way that I can!
In an effort to make your experience here seamless and user friendly, below I've provided a quick synopsis of my two collections, and the pieces available for sale:
16th Street Collection showcases original works of art created on canvas panels, water color paper, gallery-wrapped canvas or wood.
Because of my spontaneous approach, 16th Street pieces are one of a kind artworks that cannot be recreated. Therefore, they come with the guarantee that you will never see that original piece hanging on someone else's walls! (Note: Very popular pieces are sometimes duplicated in print form for my 11th Street Collection. This helps to increase the value of the original piece - think van Gogh's Starry Night.) Original pieces also appreciate over time; as my career continues to grow, so will the value of your piece, so thank you in advance for believing in me and investing in my work!
16th Street pieces are shipped ready to hang and do not necessitate additional framing (unless otherwise noted in the description). Gallery wrapped canvases and wood pieces are painted on the sides to facilitate a beautiful appearance when hung.
11th Street Collection showcases prints of original artwork from the 16th Street Collection. It includes limited editions and giclées. If you're looking for a lower price point, this is the perfect option for you!
11th Street pieces are produced on high quality paper, require framing in order to hang (some are sold framed - please check the descriptions for clarification).
Thank you again!
Michelle Thomas is a talented visual artist whose captivating work transcends boundaries and captures the essence of diverse experiences. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree, Michelle brings a unique perspective to her creations, infusing her art with depth, emotion, and cultural richness.
Born of Panamanian heritage, Michelle's art is deeply influenced by her Afro-Latina roots, which she seamlessly intertwines with her personal experiences and a global artistic sensibility.
Her pieces are a reflection of the vibrant blend of identities she embodies, celebrating the beauty of her background while exploring universal themes of identity, connection, and belonging.
Michelle's portfolio encompasses a wide range of mediums, from acrylic and oil paintings that burst with color and symbolism to intricate mixed-media pieces that invite viewers to delve into complex narratives. With an intuitive understanding of form and composition, Michelle's work often challenges conventional perspectives, encouraging viewers to question and reflect.
Through her art, Michelle seeks to create conversations and connections across cultures and generations.
As a Black, Panamanian female artist, Michelle Thomas has not only broken down barriers but built bridges through her art. Her distinctive vision and profound storytelling continue to enrich the art world, inviting everyone to join in the celebration of diversity and unity.
Conduit 12's Intention
Conduit 12 Fine Art was founded by Postmodernism Artist, Michelle Thomas. She knows that for many, art can be confusing and intimidating. Her non-conforming nature led her to start Conduit 12, to be a conduit between artists (including herself) and non-artists. She is a firm believer that art requires no explanation - only an "understanding", feeling and connection between the artist and the viewer.