My influences come from my daily life, beliefs and the interconnectedness we have with each other, nature, and the universe. Whether we are giving birth, feeling nostalgic, deeply moved by the political, or spiritual atmosphere of the day. I follow a natural flow when creating as paper and pastel lead me on my inner voyage of discovery. I received my B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago .
I am a trained oil painter but after having my children I have developed my art in a variety of other mediums. My passion has lead me to Chalk pastels, watercolors, acrylic, and any other medium I come across that’s contact oriented. I love to use my hands as the process gives me an immediate reaction; the colors are vibrant and convey emotions with each stroke.
I get physically, emotionally and mentally involved as images start to appear. I look deeply at my mortality and how the process of creating comes to life in my paintings. In my recent work I have been using visualization and spiritual meditation for guidance to connect to. Many of my pieces are reflective of Native American spiritual symbolism.
I am currently creating healing art workshops. I love feedback on my work and hope you all enjoy your visit to my site. Michelle