I was born in Colón, Republic of Panamá. I began sketching at an early age and over the years developed a love of painting on canvas out of my need for new artwork as I constantly redecorated my home.
Encouraged by a friend, I literally took my few paintings off my walls for an art show— I hadn’t even named them! Surprised by the great response, even by seasoned artists, I decided to take a leap of faith and share my artwork outside my home. A major health scare made me realize that life is short and further motivated me to explore this opportunity. So, although I’m still developing my collection, I’ve decided that there’s no time like the present to begin this new journey.
I’m self-taught and have found that trial and error can be a very rewarding—albeit frustrating—teacher. I’ve come to learn more about myself, and to appreciate the creative process, as I explore my God-given talent.
My inspiration: Any and Everything! I admire textures, color, shapes, nature and movement. I've tried choosing one style but my imagination and creativity just won't have it! So how will you know that's a "Michelli" painting? Easy, I sign all my artwork.
I hold a B.S. in Mass Communications and an M.B.A. in Healthcare Management. My pursuit of a PhD is on indefinite hold while I juggle a full-time career, motherhood and just life in general. Needless to say, painting has become a great stress-reliever! I hope you enjoy my paintings as much as I enjoy creating them.
You can purchase my original paintings by visiting the Gallery page on my personal website: www.artmiration.com.