'I seek to celebrate observation - striving to portray that time does not elude us, but can embrace us. I am drawn to the tension of strong shapes of light and shadow to emphasize a moment in time that is always worth recognizing and savoring. Sometimes we all need a reminder.'
Michele is active and enjoys time out of doors learning and observing. Her work is often done in the field using oil and soft pastels, with a few finishing touches being completed in her studio in Cortez. She endeavors to recreate not only what she sees, but what that means to her. She is drawn to shadows that create strong patterns, natural compositions and balance.
Michele taught art K-12 for Teton County School District for 19 years. She has a BA from UC Davis in Studio Art and an Art Specialist Teaching Credential from CSU, Sacramento.
Continuing her education, Michele has studied, through workshops, with Ray Roberts, Jill Carver, Ned Jacob, Camille Przewodek, Tim Horn and Greg McHuron as well as at Maynard Dixon Country and the Plein Air Convention.
Organization memberships include OPA, AWA, AIS, PSA, PAPNM, LPAPA, PAAC, TAC and the Wyoming State Art Registry.
Her work can be found at DeSelms Fine Art in Cheyenne, WY, Guchiebird’s in Driggs, ID, Southwest Art Magazine, the Ivinson Hospital in Laramie, WY, Wyoming State Art Collection in Cheyenne and private collections throughout the United States.