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About

Michelle is a nature inspired watercolor and mixed media artist from Michigan. She works in a variety of media including watercolor, photography, mixed media and collage, with watercolor being her primary medium. Her work offers a contemporary take on watercolor that resists the traditional restraints of the medium. Her work emphasizes fluidity and flow, and demonstrates a balance between looseness and control. She likes to use whatever medium best helps channel the story she is trying to tell about the natural world and hopes to inspire people through her art to the see the magic and beauty in nature. Michelle has received numerous awards for her artwork and has participated in group and solo shows throughout the Midwest and is collected by nature enthusiasts worldwide.

Awards and Shows

· Honorable Mention Award - Flint Institute of Arts Art Fair - June 2019
· Solo Show “Owls” Blue Owl Coffee Shop - Lansing, MI - June/July 2019
· Solo Show “Images of the Horse” Toledo Library - October 2018
· First Place – City of Lansing Photo Contest – September 2018
· Editors Pick for Young at Art Minted X Pottery Barn Kids x PBteen Art
Challenge - “Owl in Green” Watercolor and “Wild Horse Eye”
photograph
· Second Place in Show– Flint Institute of Arts Art Fair – June 2017
· Solo Show of photography, paintings and encaustics “Elemental” Grove
Grove Gallery East Lansing, MI – March 2017
· Solo Show of photography and paintings “Wild”  - East Lansing Art
Gallery – East Lansing, MI - December 2016
· Second Place – Huron Valley Center for the Arts “It’s All About the
Horse” Art Exhibition – October 2016
· Artist of the Month for the Lansing City Pulse, which included my
watercolor piece “Impala” as the cover art. – July 2016
· Editors Pick for Minted Spaces and Places Art Challenge “Black Bulls of
the Camargue” photograph
· Honorable Mention Award – Fall All Member Show Absolute Gallery –
Michigan Art Guild 2015 .
· Michigan Education Association Purchase Award for Photography –
March 2015
· Marriott Hotel New Orleans Art Purchase. “New Orleans Balconies” - June 1015
· Solo Photography Show “The People and Landscapes of Cuba,
Cambodia and Tanzania” – Lansing Community College February
2015
· Artist of the Month Solo Show – East Lansing Library January 2015
· Photo of the Day – Smithsonian Magazine – October 2014
· Selected Artist for the “Art in the Sky” Billboard project sponsored by
the Lansing Arts Council – September 2014
· Merit Award – Fall All Member Show Absolute Gallery – Michigan Art
Guild 2014
· Edward Jones Award for Wildlife Painting “Pink Zebra” – July 2014
· Artist of the Month Solo Show – Ledge Craft Lane March 2014