About the Artist
My home studio time is filled with painting for gift shops, galleries, animal
rescue foundations, wildlife refuges & personal commissioned work. My
intentions with my art have been to work with organizations in fund
raising events for the benefit of animal rescue, protecting endangered
species and preservation of wilderness areas. I also enjoy capturing
specific animals and pets for individuals from their photos.
Each gallery showcases my unique original artwork on rock, wood and
Welcome to my website.
My name is Mickie Skinner. Growing up in the country in
rural Oregon, I developed a love for nature and animals. I
moved to Washington in the mid 80's and met a couple
artists that inspired me to try my hand at painting. I took a
few classes that taught me some techniques of painting but
from there I have taught myself to capture the animals and
nature scenes that I love into a painting. This has now
become my life's work, bringing nature and animals, and
beloved pets of my clients, into their homes to be enjoyed
for years to come.
Because I love the natural beauty of stone and wood, I have
combined my paintings of animals and nature using stone
and wood as my "canvas". I call it painting nature on
nature. To me, it’s as if I have reproduced them in their own
My husband and I enjoy traveling and we enjoy observing
and photographing nature and animals in our travels. When
we capture nature in its own environment, we call it “God
Art" and that has become my mission and delight to bring
these moments to life and to share them with others.
I hope you enjoy my website and share my love of these
unique pieces of art. Please visit often, as new things are
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