Brooks - Michelle was born and raised in the beautiful, rugged and peaceful state of Maine. She is most happy in nature. Her gardens and surrounding area offer an abundance of inspiration. The sparkle of beach sand or snow, the shapes and textures of driftwood, trees and sea shells, the formation of birds in flight or the intense colors of flowers, sunsets and fall foliage provide the palette for her art. The colors, textures and sounds transforming with the seasons, mixed media art at its finest! Michelle sees the beauty of these and is inspired.
Michelle has always had the need to create, dabbling in pottery, mosaic, weaving, photography and painting. Discovering painting and sculpting with wool has become an incredibly gratifying obsession, the possibilities are endless, layering color on color, mingling textures to create interesting and intriguing works of art in two and three dimensions. She is delighted to be able to source most of her materials locally and to create while maintaining a low impact on the environment. Michelle lives in Brooks Maine with her adorable husband Pierre, a slightly neurotic, but otherwise endearing redbone coonhound named Chief, the true “head of the household”!