Michelle turned to abstract painting after a long career as a Film/TV producer in LA. Michelle is self-taught and has used abstract painting as a healing modality, discovering that using certain colors while listening to music puts her into the theta healing state. She also uses art as a technique to make sense of an increasingly confusing world. In her word paintings, she boils down the most complex questions and feelings to one word.

Michelle relocated to Idyllwild several years ago, and fell in love with the mountain landscapes, and the desert air. These facets of nature became her inspiration, and before she knew it she was spending her days outside painting and healing until the sun set over the San Jacinto Mountains.

Michelle won second place in the Eye of the Artist juried art show in Idyllwild(2021) and her work has been on exhibit at the Las Lagunas Gallery (2020) and the UK virtual exhibit (2022) and the Golden Pine Abstract Competition(2022). Her work can be seen in coffee shops, restaurants and galleries in Idyllwild as well as local venues in Newport Beach.

Word Paintings