Kristin Street

Michaela Hoppe

Oil | Graphite | Mixed Media | Gouache | Sculptor and Light Metals

As an artist who draws inspiration from materials, I am interested in exploring the connections between what is present, physical and what is illusion as it relates to nature and scientific inquiry through both two and three dimensions. My work is not tied to social or political issues but rather driven by curiosity to explore possibilities, how things work, and to create work that generates questions.  What forces are at work within a piece? How do components move, interact, generate gesture, realize stability? These physical ideas are present for me in the making of a piece, as are the references to history through shape and form and to emotional connection. I hope similar feelings and responses are generated within my audience, allowing them to see, to question if and how these pieces resonate with them. I could wax on about interrelationships between form and the human condition or draw reference to the impact of global warming and how it affects components within the paintings, but these concepts go beyond the simplicity of my desire to make objects that speak to me and share them with others in hopes that they may also find questions or answers by viewing the work.

Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe



Listed below are this Master’s specialty skills. Join this Master’s group if you want to grow your skills in these areas.



Colour and Composition


Technique Demos


Supplies and Tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend


Providing Art Critiques


Teaching How to Self Critique



Shows and Exhibits



Studio Time Management

For Emerging Artists

Am I An Emerging Artist?

As an emerging artist, you have been painting regularly and feel fairly confident in your one unique style. 

You've taken workshops/courses and have already been selling your work to friends, family, and in community shows, markets and beyond.

Now you're ready to take it to the next level!


  • art critiques - getting expert feedback on your artwork
  • selling - learn how to sell your artwork
    • pricing
    • building your brand and marketing, leveraging social media well
    • earning a steady income in an unsteady economy
    • how to approach galleries and/or go solo successfully
  • business skills - learn the mechanics of creating and sustaining a business as an artist
  • production - studio set-up and time management to maximize production
  • art licensing - what products to create, how to find a reputable producer

More than an Art Workshop


2-hr monthly
videoconference session with MASTER ARTIST, NAVIGATOR and small group

Practice-based HOMEWORK


Additional 1-hr session mid-month with NAVIGATOR and GROUP. Navigator permanently assigned to your group, accountable for your growth trajectory

CONFIDENTIAL discussion board for you and your group, with 24hr access to session RECORDINGS

CHOOSE a new Master Artist every 6 to 8 months to bring NEW EXPERTISE and SKILL TRAINING


Artwork by Michaela Hoppe

The enormous variety of form and structure within the natural environment, as well as the connection between art and science, has drawn me to explore beneath the surface. Delving into the unobserved layers of our lives, developing an ongoing fascination with the world at a microscopic level, I am interested in capturing the essence of cellular structures that evade the naked eye and imbuing them with anthropomorphic qualities. In looking at complex matrixes and zeroing in on individual cell structures, exploring and expanding on relationships of color, gritty, tactile textures, seeing them as immense, I can then render them on a small scale. The cells of eukaryotes (protozoa, plants, animals) are highly structured and have developed specialized packaging and transport mechanisms that are simulated within my paintings.  Gouache, an opaque water based medium, is a wonderful vehicle with which I can build lush color contrasts, play with pattern and texture and still create fine linear details within a given piece.  As these compositions unfold and multiply, I am drawn to discover more about what lies beneath, within, and bring it to light.

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