Hi! I am an artist and surface designer, born and raised in the beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New York. Having grown up in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, I have always had an inherent love for the great outdoors. I am so grateful to live in a place that allows me to enjoy four seasons of beauty, and natural inspiration every day. 

I have always had an innate curiosity for the worn and weathered, funky and vibrant, and everything in between.  I gravitate toward nature and all of its perfect imperfections. I seek inspiration in a small leaf that has been patterned by the hungry bug, to a perfectly broken seashell washed up on the shore. I also find inspiration in perusing local consignment shops, or spending the day wandering the colorful streets of Woodstock, NY.

I enjoy working with my environment as much as possible. I utilize fresh flowers from my garden in natural dyes, eco prints, and cyanotype. I enjoy the experimental aspect of working with nature. It always has a way of surprising you. I love making unique, one of a kind textiles, and turning thrift store finds in to new and exciting pieces. I also enjoy many other forms of art from creating watercolor paintings or working digitally. 

I am a graduate of the Textile + Surface Design program from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, as well as the Fine Art program at SUNY Ulster, where I teach part time in the Art Department. 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or just to say hello. I can't wait to hear from you!

xoxo,

Michelle

Photos by Alex Healy Photography All Rights Reserved