Michelle Chrisman – Taos Plein Air Artist

Painting Blumenschein’s Garden


The artist capturing the summer garden at the Blumenschein House and Museum is Michelle Chrisman. I love her use of vibrant colors. Michelle describes herself as an Impressionist and Expressionist working in oils and loves to paint en plein air. She has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, in 2005 as an “Artist to Watch” and in June 2008 in a feature article on “Plein Air Painting.”

Michelle lives in the historic village of Ranchos de Taos. She is represented by galleries in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. Visit her website to view available works, a schedule of exhibitions, events and workshops.                                                               



If you’re planning a trip to Taos Michelle has an adobe cottage she rents for short term stays during the summer. The casita sleeps two, has a fully equipped kitchen and full bath. Call 575-613-0443 for reservations.

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