Michele Giulvezan-Tanner
Santa Cruz, California

Michele Giulvezan-Tanner boasts more than 30 years experience as a painter and painting instructor. She is primarily fascinated with the psychology of people and their humanity. When it comes to making art, she enjoys working in an abstract mode. “This abstraction process allows the viewer to see more the longer they look,” she explains. During her free time she enjoys researching historical and contemporary art, biking and going on walks. She currently lives in California. Fun fact: she loves animals and once brought back a small abandoned kitten from Mexico.

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Buddha Within

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on back

60" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
10 lbs. 3 oz.


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I continue to explore deconstruction of the image while maintaining a recognizable form. My intention is to show our worldly impermanence. This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang.

Oil painting

Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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