Most of you have probably seen Michele Maule’s work bumping around over the last few years.

Michele once said that her greatest inspiration comes from her home and the city in which she lives. Since most of the work I’d seen involved things like shoes and typewriters, I assumed that her emphasis was really on home life. But then I started looking around her Etsy shop and discovered this body of work focused on the industrial side of Portland.

As she says in her description of the first painting below, Portland is the city of roses and bridges. It’s great to see it with a bit of city grit and rust.

Portland Oregon-Steel BridgePortland, Oregon – Steel Bridge

Power LinesPower Lines

Glisan Street Water TowerGlissant Street Water Tower

Water TowersWater Towers

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