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Painting, mixed media, and collage work live here.



About the Artist

Nestled in the New England wilderness, Michaela grew up in the small town of Solon, Maine. The secluded and simple Americana lifestyle of this community helped Michaela explore painting at a young age while progressing her relationship with nature. After school, Michaela lived outside of Boston for a few years and began to analyze abstract forms of art. This is when she started to balance a formal art education and an experimental period of self-driven study. It was during this time that Michaela developed a strong style and sense of self in her artwork. She later spent time on Cape Cod to continue exploring her creative process in a new setting, but this was merely a pit stop before the cross-country travel that brought Michaela to Portland, Oregon. Michaela attempts to simulate arcane settings in her abstract paintings and enjoys producing mixed-media pieces because of the physicality of the materials. Michaela considers herself an abstract, action painter and is currently focusing on nature scenes and small collage projects. She has had work showcased by the organization RAW Art at Mixx 360 in Malden, MA and has also been featured in Amazing Things Art Galleries in Framingham, MA. Michaela currently has work on display in the Dennis, Massachusetts town hall for the People’s Project.


Professional History


2016, 2018

Group Exhibitions

Raw Arts: Motif at Mixx 360

Grand Opening at Jailbreak Studios

2017, 2018

Juried Exhibitions

Amazing Things Art Center at Gallery 301

People's Project at Dennis Town Hall


Solo Exhibitions

Delicate Situation at Jailbreak Studios


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