Michele studied Illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, which is where she was also born and raised. There she was classically trained under masters in their field in painting.
Michele’s work has been exhibited across the country in various galleries and studios, from NYC to Ventura, California.
Michele currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa with her husband, a native son of Iowa. She works out of her home studio with her faithful dogs at her side, a Scottish terrier, Swagger and her Black Russian Terrier, Grim.
An artist is not just what I do, it's who I am
I've known since the age of 9 that I wanted to be an artist, and I have been in one form or another throughout my life. Regardless of the bumps in the road, art has always played a part, either as a spiritual healer or a joy giver.
The curve of a petal, the majesty of a horse, the love in a pet’s eyes draws me in and instills a need in me to explore the emotions that they convey with line, shape and color.
My art is about nature and the elements that we live with; whether they are four-footed, two footed or rooted in the ground.
Swagger and I
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