Michelle is a landscape oil painter who loves observing light, and employing texture and bold brushstrokes in her work. She creates giclee fine art prints of her paintings on flat, unstretched, matte canvas in order to retain as true a feel to an original as possible. Michelle works out of her home studio in Minneapolis, MN, where she lives with her husband and two boys. She has a BA in studio art but re-committed to a consistent creative practice after the birth of her second child. She is honored to be able to bring beauty to others' lives and spaces through art. Her inspiration is drawn predominantly from time spent in nature, especially with her family. She loves the challenge of conveying the feelings of these memories in her paintings. She has worked very hard to create the most accurate and high-quality prints of her work as possible and is glad to be able to share her work with more collectors through fine art reproductions. Michelle's prints are created using a professional printer and canvas made for printing. They are printed, hand-cut, thoroughly quality checked, and shipped directly from her studio. All prints are packaged in clear protective sleeves with sturdy chipboard backers. They can be framed just like paper prints - under glass, with or without matting. They can also be mounted onto board and framed without glass for the closest look to an original painting.