Color is one of my greatest joys in life and the inspiration behind my work. When I see a color that I love it is often followed by an unrelenting impulse to experience it in a more tangible, satisfying way.  I paint intuitively with spontaneous splashes of paint that allow for unexpected surprises in the form of meandering lines and shapes far more interesting than anything I could plan.


Michelle is an oil painter and lover of pattern, design and color.  The daughter of an Army dentist, she grew up moving every few years and spent much of her life overseas.  At age thirteen, while stationed in Germany, her family took a trip to Paris.  She vividly recalls a magical day where she had her portrait drawn at Painters Square, followed by a visit to the Louvre where Michelle experienced a profound recognition of herself as an artist.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.   She currently lives in New Haven, Connecticut with her husband and two daughters where she works full-time from her home studio.  Her paintings hang in private homes and commercial buildings throughout the Unites States.