You’re the Meaning in my Life, You’re my Inspiration

This month, let’s get to know the owner of MGH Discovered Art, Michele Gilchrist Hembree! Michele recently visited the Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibit at the SFMOMA and was blown away by the gorgeous works from both artists. Inspired by a technique that Matisse used called stumping, which is rubbing to soften a line or blend tones as a means to obscure previous attempts at capturing a subject, Michele recently updated her Curated Collection selections to showcase pieces from her own collection that recall Matisse’s technique.

Keep reading for a few of Michele’s other inspirations and favorites!

 
 

Your favorite place to visit - San Francisco, NYC
Must listen to road trip playlist - Reggae and classic Rock and Roll
One thing you can't live without - Music
Your favorite brick and mortar stores Barney's New York, Melissa Joy Manning, OMCA WES
Best date night restaurant - Ole's Waffle House in Alameda
Things you can't miss in the Bay Area - OMCA, SFMOMA, Inspiration Point (Berkeley Hills), North Beach, Alameda Point Antique Fair, MGH Discovered Art showroom 

GG Bridge

GG Bridge

Ole's Waffle Shop, Park St., Alameda, CA

Ole's Waffle Shop, Park St., Alameda, CA

 
 

 

Favorite landmark – Golden Gate Bridge
Best architecture - The Pyramids of Giza & Frank Llyod Wright
Favorite time of day - sunset
Favorite artist - Henri Matisse, Tamara de Lempicka, Hung Liu, Ai Weiwei, Andy Warhol, Estelle Siegelaub, David Park
 

Melissa Joy Manning 5th Street, Berkeley, CA

Melissa Joy Manning 5th Street, Berkeley, CA

 
 
 

What are your daily must do’s? - Coffee, walks
Your favorite piece of furniture - 2 red French bentwood chairs
Who are your style icons? - Chanel, Gwen Stefani, Blondie, David Bowie
Favorite film - American Beauty

 
Estelle Siegelaub, photo c. 1930's

Estelle Siegelaub, photo c. 1930's


Favorite retail website - MGH Discovered Art (duh), Chairish, The Real Real
Most treasured possession - Family photos
Most loved era - 1920's
Best meal ever - Breakfast in Kiffisia, Greece

 
My Poppy (Rupert Rivero)

My Poppy (Rupert Rivero)

Bob Marley

Bob Marley

 
 
Debbie Harry by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) (copyright Sotheby's). 

Debbie Harry by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) (copyright Sotheby's). 

 

Most treasured family heirloom - Black leather belt with brass belt buckle with the name Jim that my dad wore in the 1970's
Name five people, living or dead, with whom you could have a dinner party – Steve (my hubby), Poppy (my grandfather), my Grandmother Maggie, Andy Warhol, Bob Marley, 
How do you relax? - go for walks

 
 

MGH Discovered Art will be at next month's Alameda Point Antique Faire! Nationally known and named by Architectural Digest as one of America’s Best Flea Markets, this will be a unique opportunity to see pieces that have never before been available for sale. She likes to live with her art; and see it at all different times of day, in different light and different iterations before letting it go to it’s “forever home”. Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 7, and don’t miss the chance to make one of her very favorites yours!

 

For more information about the Alameda Point Antique Faire, visit the website http://alamedapointantiquesfaire.com/

 

 

 

As always, thanks for coming in...