Biography/Statement

    As a juried member of the Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity, National League of American Pen Women-Diamond State  Branch, The Howard Pyle Studio Group and Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts, Michele enjoys experimenting with different mediums. Creating her works of art, she may use oil, oil sticks, acrylic, mixed media and crayon. Each medium contains a different character which allows Michele to choose the one that will best express her artistic vision at the moment; her paintings will vary from time to time, but her work always includes color and texture. 
   Michele focuses on different subject matters like florals, seascapes, landscapes or abstracts. To achieve richness and depth, she builds layers of color and often scrapes them to expose the substrata of colors, creating ethereal images, which attracts one to ponder the different layers of texture or scraped areas in the painting. Regardless of the specifics, the color depth, compositional balance, and surprising details within the image, it all works together. The result creates an uplifting piece, containing a sense of energy.