Dramatic paintings of gathering storm clouds

Clouds are clearly the stars of Michelle Manley's landscape paintings. By exaggerating their peaks and curves, and pulling from the full spectrum of cloudy colors, Manley creates ominous scenes of looming, almost monstrous storms.

Manley previously created an erosion series of paintings, and is currently working on her storm series and a water series as well. She explains that her work is inspired by nature's extreme shifts, and the simultaneous anxiety and aesthetic appreciation they can provoke.

[Michelle Manley via This Isn't Happiness]

Dramatic paintings of gathering storm cloudsS

Dramatic paintings of gathering storm cloudsS

Dramatic paintings of gathering storm cloudsS