Michelle is originally from Cambridge, MA. She moved to New York as a college student, earned a masters degree in art education from New York University and spent most of my twenties living and working as a museum educator in New York City. In 1991, tired of the urban lifestyle, Michelle decided to move to Maine, where she worked as a middle school art teacher for several years and raised a family. She still resides in Maine year round. As a young child, she was fortunate to be exposed to art and art making by both her mother and grandmother who were full time abstract painters. She still has and uses their old easels at her studio in Brunswick.


Michelle currently resides in Bath, Maine.