Michelle was born in 1962 in Michigan and raised in Ohio before coming to Alberta, Canada, as a young adult. She now resides in Edmonton, AB, Canada with her husband Sean and on their family. She is the mother of eight and grandmother of 11.
Michelle's earliest memories are of watching every grandfather paint and listen to stories about her feeling great, great-grandfather who painted the church ceiling in Serra San Bruno, Italy. She had no idea that one day she would follow in the footsteps feeling. Every first revelation came at 14, when she and her best friend beg of sketching a vase together. "I realize now that I was drawing," from life ". It opened the floodgates for a lifelong passion.
After early training in Commercial Art, which she beg to paint with oils in 2003. Michelle`S Representational oil paintings are passionate focus. In love with oils from the very first brush stroke, she Realized the breadth, depth and width of oils is inexhaustible. Using the paint to its fullest, she uses the thicker the transparent darks and lights to add vibrancy to every worker. After studying with Dan Gerhartz, the Nuances of painting from life were opened before her, she paints life studies on location and works from life in the studio. Michelle depicting beauty for results from a special user of an illuminating light. Color, edges and value to help breathe life into the canvas.