Michelle arrived in Bend, Oregon, in 2015 after having been a Professor of Visual Art for over 24 years. As a visual artist, her process is intuitive and once begun, becomes a visual playground of colors, textures, shapes and movement. As the work evolves, one action promotes the next. Intuition and formal knowledge guide the exploration, experimentation and discovery. As Michelle works through the process of revealing her soul, she is often surprised by the results. The imagery portrays a continuous dialogue with her psyche and the nuances of everyday experiences.