Sunday, September 24, 2017

ARTbeat 2017: Cirque du Surreal

I am pleased to announce my contribution of the painting "Mystic Reflections ", to Kirkland Arts Center for the fantastic 9th annual ARTbeat Benefit Auction & Gala.
The evening includes a delicious 3-course meal and complimentary wine and cocktails.
Date: Saturday October 28, 2017

"Mystic Reflections"  Original watercolor by Michele 15"x22" (22x28" framed and matted)
About the painting:
Distant headlands float on a milky layer of fog as rocky peaks along the shoreline appear above the mist. Rhythmic waves can be heard beneath that silky blanket, coming to rest in shining tide pools at your feet.

About the artist:
I view my painting experience as a "conversation with the light". It's a constant give and take during the hour or so that I spend on location. My desire is that, even without words, the viewer sees that there is room in this dialog for them, too.

I am a professional fine artist, working mainly in watercolor and occasionally in oil in the Seattle, WA area. I have been teaching watercolor since 1979. My work is in corporate and private collections internationally and has been published by Northlight Books and various art periodicals. My sketches on Flickr have been featured in "Explore" numerous times.  I am a blog correspondent for Seattle Urban Sketchers, and recently attended the 8th Annual USK Symposium in Chicago and the 7th Annual USK Symposium at University of Manchester, UK.


  • Northwest Watercolor Society, Signature Member
  • Women Painters of Washington, Signature Member
  • National Collage Society, Signature and President Emeritus 
  • Blog Correspondent for Seattle Urban Sketchers
  • Teaching artist at Kirkland Arts Center, Skagit Valley College, North Cascades Institute and others


  1. Beautiful job on the mist in this painting!!! I love that it gives so much mystery in this.