Michelle Smith, Artist and Willow Glen resident
Michelle has always been considered artistic. In terms of creativity, she studied and gained her B.A. at UC Davis in English with a focus on Creative Writing. In fact, she has two multi-cultural books on the California Department of Education website and has written two additional books. In terms of art, Michelle did not fully pursue art until she became an adult. In her thirties, her husband encouraged her to increase her natural artistic abilities and study painting. For two years, Michelle studied under world acclaimed Malaysian artist, Lucy Liew. After two years, Lucy convinced Michelle that, aside from having garnered the skills and techniques she needed, she had that artistic “it” and should go out on her own. From that moment on, Michelle has exhibited her artistry in capturing the beauty of California on canvas and in murals. She loves seeing things that others don’t and grasping the beauty of everything, every day.
Michelle's progress on her Art Box located at Curtner and Booksin
Michelle supporting WGNA at National Night Out on 8/2/2022
Some of Michelle's fabulous art: