by Michelle Teigen
I started drawing as a child and my school papers always had drawings of horses all over the margins (I have also been horse crazy since childhood).
I drew and painted in acrylics all the time into my 20's. I took a watercolor painting class at a community college and fell in love with that medium.
Then, my son was born when I was 27 and my artwork fell by the wayside. For several years I have been into various other crafts-namely rubber stamping and scrapbooking, but recently fell back into drawing and painting again, now that my son is in college. I never could draw people. I nearly always drew animals.
Recently, I got some books by Linda Ravenscroft on Drawing and Painting Fairyland. The first fairy painting I did was from one of her books. This was my inspiration to do more fairy and portrait drawings and paintings. I also recently purchased a Lee Hammond drawing book and she is amazing.
I am hoping to develop a website showcasing my artwork that I would like to sell, in addition to developing a sewing business. I have had a friend from work ask me to develop a logo for his hot rod shop and I am excited about trying my hand at that.
***Note from Kerry:
Hi Michelle, thank you very much for introducing yourself, it is a pleasure to meet you.
I wish you every success with your current ambitions, your artwork is beautiful so I know you are capable of anything you set your mind to.
Here are links to some of your pages:
Bleeding Hearts by Michelle (Snohomish, WA)
Princess Isabel In Color