Orange County California Fine Artist Michelle S. Burt is an expressive Impressionist. She is passionate about enhancing your environment so that your life is enhanced through the beauty of art and the feeling it evokes. She is primarily an oil painter and works in series; Waves, Seascapes, Wired, Storms, Abstract, Musicians and Dancers.
Michelle's enthusiasm, passion and strength adorn each canvas. She paints from her heart, capturing the rhapsody of each fleeting moment with texture and color.
Michelle grew up at the beaches and in the mountains of Southern California. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from California State University of Long Beach in Art with an emphasis in Interior Architecture. During her time at CSULB, while taking general art classes, she discovered her passion for the fine arts and her love of oil painting was born.
Throughout her career as a designer and entrepreneur, she has continued her studies with local Southern California Plein Air award winners. For decades she loved going to the galleries and summer art Festivals in Laguna Beach. In 2012, Michelle moved to Laguna Beach California to fulfill her lifelong dream of pursuing her art. She resides with her son, Caden and they're enjoying the ocean from two different perspectives: he swims in it and she paints it.
Michelle works predominantly in oil, her first love. Recently she has started to work in mixed media as well and is enjoying all the layers of found objects and mediums. She loves working large all the way down to minis. Her newest addition is silk scarves where she has dancers, mermaids and water inspired originals.
Michelle also is passionate about sharing what she has learned in the classes and workshops she teaches in a fun and uplifting atmosphere. Beginners welcome!