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I’ve known Michelle for a couple of years, and we have had some good talks over this time. It was interesting to interview her because I had never heard her full story of how she got into digital art. It seems many people stumble upon this medium in some “coincidental” type of way, yet it lights a fire in them and propels them forward.
You won’t realize it unless Michelle tells you, but she has dealt with a lot of issues in her life, but she hasn’t let any of it stop her from creating. She has managed to take the pain and mold it into a thread that intertwines through her artwork. She is always pushing herself for growth, and I think that shows in her work.
If you ever get the opportunity, look at her blog. She shows all her work, and you can see how much she has grown in such a short period. I love that when people are willing to share their journey. Michelle doesn’t hide her earlier work, as many artists do. Therefore, you will see in pictures a woman that has been speeding along in a major growth curve.
Don’t let that fool you.
She has worked extremely hard to grow her skill set. She continually enrolls in classes, and she is always looking for ways to improve her art. She isn’t complacent, and I think that is one of the reasons she has become one of the new Corel Painter Masters!
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