I am a self taught artist working in a variety of mediums, specializing in Colored Pencil and mixed media. I grew up idolizing the well known wildlife artist Robert Bateman, and dreamed of being able to paint as beautifully as him. I attempted to take art classes in college to pursue my interest but found that I hated art classes! Instead I studied Wildlife Biology at Colorado State University where my love and appreciation for wildlife grew. My professional career took another path, and years later I again yearned to follow my dream of becoming an artist. The internet offered so many more opportunities to learn different mediums and through some trial and error I found what I needed to learn on my own. They say that to succeed as an artist it is best to develop a style that is recognizable. I am still searching for that particular style as I have many interests and love drawing just about anything. Wildlife has always been my first love and my first choice as a subject for my original works.
My commission work began with pet portraits for family and friends and has expanded over the years. I truly love the challenge of capturing the personality of furry friends!
I also enjoy drawing human critters as well! I am fortunate to be commissioned by the National Collegiate Hockey Conference to draw the winners for the annual Mark Rudolph Achievement Award.
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You can see more of Michelle's art at https://mcadamations.com/