Michelle likes to think of herself as a badass with a kind heart & a quick smile, especially when talking in the third person.

Raised in Vermont, at 19 Michelle packed a car and drove west, first living in Olympia, Wa before heading to Portland in 2001 where she learned the fine arts of putting birds on things, stomping through puddles and drinking a mighty fine cup of coffee.

Michelle graduated from Marylhurst University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2006. After 14 years in the Pacific Northwest, Michelle returned to her home state of Vermont in the summer of 2013. She currently lives in works in North Adams, MA.

Since graduation, Michelle has been making work and exhibiting in juried, group and solo exhibitions. Her work has also been featured in group and travelling exhibitions throughout the country and is featured in private collections around the world.

In addition to blogging, painting, drawing and sewing paint chips, Michelle likes to bake gluten-free bread, teach art to children, knit, dance, read art theory and spend afternoons sitting in the sun thinking.