Michelle always knew at a young age that art was to be her life. She has been passionately working as an artist in Sarasota for 23 years. With an eye for detail, her creativity and imagination fueled her success as a business owner and artist. Michelle is often commissioned to paint custom paintings which are unique and personalized to the space, to the extreme challenge and importance of authentic historical restoration. Michelle discovered her passion for wildlife, was what led her on a journey to plein air. Although primary considered a self taught artist, attending plein air workshops has set her on fire! Michelle feels working outside and onsite is most essential in fulfilling a craving for representational paintings and staying close to nature. "I envision a painting, seeking great composition, light and value. Once comfortable with that, I enjoy letting the painting direct me, instead of imposing my will upon it! To give someone a new perspective on something that has become mundane is exciting”. Michelle's love of color ranges from the golden hues of old world finishes to vibrant modern contemporary tones. As her palette has range, so does her style.