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 and Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts, Michele enjoys experimenting with different mediums including oil, oil sticks, acrylic, mixed media and crayon. Each medium contains a different character which allows her to choose the one that will best express her artistic vision at the moment. The nature of Michele's work will vary from time to time, but her work always includes color and texture. 
   Using canvas, paper or board to create her paintings, Michele focuses on florals, seascapes, landscapes or figures. To achieve richness and depth, she build layers of color and then scrapes them to expose the substrata of colors. 
   Michele tries to make ethereal images that attracts one to ponder the layers of texture or scraped areas in the painting. Regardless of the specifics, the color depth, compositional balance, and the surprising details within the image, it all works together, creating an uplifting piece, containing a sense of energy.