Michelle Lindblom was raised in the Midwest of the 1960s and 70s. Defying the odds of traditional middle America expectations, she followed her intuitive nature, pursuing artistic endeavors.

Undergraduate studies in the fine art department at the University of New Orleans nurtured and liberated Michelle’s voice. Meanwhile, the entire New Orleans experience influenced and changed her perspective on the value of art and life in general. As she continued her higher education, the work she created transitioned toward the abstract. Realistic imagery no longer fueled or satisfied her soul.

Her education and a quiet persistence in the arts have offered Michelle rich experiences teaching at the elementary and college level, working as a gallery coordinator, exhibition juror, and serving on community arts committees. She travels extensively and has been exhibiting her work across the United States since 1990.

Upon leaving her 24-year career as a fine art college professor and moving west, Michelle began focusing the narrative of her work on revealing the stories of her journey through life.

A painter, printmaker, and writer, Michelle works out of her home studio located along the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon.

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Michelle’s work can be seen at:
Red Chair Gallery, 103 NW Oregon Ave., Bend, OR
Angi D Wildt Gallery, 106 10th St., Astoria, OR
Member of High Desert Art League
Member of NAWA (National Association of Women Artists) since 1994.

This video is a full length account of a live demonstration and discussion of my painting process during the Watercolor Society of Oregon Conference, April 2023 in Bend, Oregon. I paint to a selection of music, stopping periodically to discuss the work in progress. I am in my element, funny and down to earth, welcoming my audience into the beauty that is the evolution of a painting. See more process videos by clicking on this link: Videos

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