I am a visual artist, curious adventurer and soul sister.

Throughout my life, I have worked in many creative mediums: as a stylist, designer and artist.

I crave deep, authentic connections with people and love to explore the infinite possibilities through art + travel.

I gain inspiration from my frequent wanderings and I am drawn to places that are steeped in a deep sense of history, spirituality, and mystery.

I have seen the weathered stones of ancient, decaying forts and heard the calls to prayer in my dreams since I was a young girl. They feel like home. . .

My travels become a catalyst for expansion outside the realms of day to day life.  I gather treasures along my journey - discarded books, papers, patterns, old texts, memories – remnants of a cluttered life . . . the more imperfect the better.

Scents like frankincense, myrrh, copal and sandalwood resonate with me; music with words that I don’t understand; the call to prayer; church bells . . . all evoke a deep, familiar memory.

My work is my prayer… a mediation, fragmented, and unconscious. I paint, mark, layer, cover over, rip and wax.

I build texture intuitively through repetition, and use a limited palette to calm the chaos and create order and a place of contemplation.

The journey is my calling. Creating from this place connects me deeply with my soul, with myself. The ordinary creates the sacred.

I invite others to show up, explore, and celebrate their own adventures.

 

Want to join me or create your own workshop or an artist retreat in Morocco?

We gather things, people, experiences . . . you get the idea!

I would love to help you make it happen, let’s connect!!

Peace + Paint,
Michelle