Michele has lived in San Diego all of her life and continues to be inspired by this beautiful area. Many of her creations are also inspired by her extensive travels to incredible places like Tahiti, Hawaii, Croatia, Brazil, Canary Islands, Egypt, the Iberian Peninsula and Europe.
She has studied photography and art at Palomar College, taken watercolor classes from Helen Shafer Garcia and participated in many workshops and classes over her lifetime.
She is an award-winning artist who has exhibited paintings in the San Diego area including the Escondido Municipal Gallery and the Poway Center for Performing Arts. She is an active contributing member of the North County Society of Fine Arts.