Michelle's paintings are emotional metaphors about her experience with mental illness. Her work points out the stigmas and challenges attached to mental illness while reveling in hope for a better life. She paints to confront her past and find peace. She strives to pick subject matter with different types of surfaces every time to showcase her mastery with all textures. Michelle grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and got her BA in Fine Art from UNLV. She also studied in Viterbo, Italy, where she apprenticed under Federico Paris.