Michele creates paintings celebrating nature, especially as found in the south coast area of New England. Reflections on ponds, a field of sunflowers, the moonrise over the ocean, egrets roosting… these and more find their way into her art. She also loves to paint cats, and has several very willing models on hand… Currently she paints in pastel, watercolor, and oil. She especially likes to make her own textured surfaces for pastel painting, and layer pastel over watercolor (which some would call “mixed media”, which is fine by her.)
She began taking pastel painting classes in 2009 with local artist Sarah Fielding–Gunn, but previously had little formal art training. Michele is a member of the Westport Art Group, South Coast Artists, Art On Center (Fairhaven, MA), and Artists of the BowHouse Studio (Tiverton, RI).