“The beauty of nature and its wonders, inspire me endlessly. For me, paintings are both decorative and can be a meditative experience. When we look at beautiful objects or see color in a new way we can be shifted to a higher level of consciousness…A painting can change not only the energy of an environment, it can also change the viewer. Art can be more than oil on canvas; it can also be a tranquil beauty that enhances our lives.”
The interplay of city life with her work in the landscape of New England has informed Michelle’s artistic vision. Michelle’s paintings are more about color, shapes and brushwork than about a close rendering of the subject matter. She likes leaving some interpretation to the viewer.