Oyster Roasts and a Paint Brush

By Michel McNinch | January 23, 2022

I love to paint oysters. What are your oyster roast traditions?

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Morning Storm Approaches, oil, 36x36, Michel McNinch

Artistic Trade Secrets

By Michel McNinch | January 15, 2022

Sure am proud to be included in Columbia Metropolitan Magazine’s article, “Artistic Trade Secrets,” with Michael Story, Michel McNinch and Rob Shaw. (Jan 22)

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Edisto Island, SC, Michel McNinch, artist, Stormwater Studios

Edisto Island Inspiration

By Michel McNinch | January 1, 2022

Edisto Island was full of natural beauty. It is my pleasure to share a few photographs of inspiration and my current painting collection as it progresses. Michel McNinch, artist, Stormwater Studios. Take a look!

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A Gift of Place for Christmas

A Gift of Place

By Michel McNinch | December 11, 2021

Art can be the perfect gift. This piece was created for a special person of a special place. It was fun being a part of this memorable gift. Here is a little glimpse into the making of “A Gift of Place.”

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Santa comes to Stormwater

By Michel McNinch | December 4, 2021

A beautiful day at Stormwater for gathering with artists you love and admire.  We enjoyed celebrating this year’s successes and…

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Litchfield Beach, SC Plein Air Painting 2021

By Michel McNinch | November 13, 2021

Our Litchfield Beach Plein Air Painting 2021 trip has come and gone, but trust me – fun was had and…

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Thinking of compassion

By Michel McNinch | February 18, 2021

My friend is a hospice nurse, and I painted her as a goddess. My heart goes out to all the…

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Free Times article about artists during the pandemic.

By Michel McNinch | April 1, 2020


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Come Out and Paint EDISTO STATE PARK

By Michel McNinch | January 23, 2018

Hello All!   Here is lots of information on  our upcoming Painting Retreat! Click on Images to Enlarge Here is…

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Plein Air Painting – Rainy River Mondays I and II

By Michel McNinch | December 15, 2017

Nothing feels better to me than being set up outside to paint a beautiful landscape.  Even on rainy days. –…

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Plein Air Painting

By Michel McNinch | December 14, 2017

Traveling through some old photos. Plein Air paintings/September 2017 Litchfield. All are oil on 5×7 masonite panels. So much fun…

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PHOTOS – Givhans Ferry Jan 28-31, 2018 – Painting Retreat

By Michel McNinch | October 30, 2017

Am hoping you can help by sending photos of the moon, the neon light necklaces, pouring the paint, the paintings,…

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