Michelle works primarily with acrylics and mixed media, sometimes integrating collage or oil paints into the piece. Her inspiration comes from vibrant colors, asymmetry and from following the direction of the paint as it takes on its own life. She is an art enthusiast, visiting galleries in spare moments and is influenced by works of Frankenthaler, Rothko, Elaine and Willem de Kooning.
Michelle earned a B.A. in Communication from UMass Amherst and an MSW from Springfield College. When she completed an Executive Coach Training program at NYU, she started a consultancy where she teaches skills to executives and managers that help them communicate more effectively with peers, become stronger leaders and manage conflict effectively.