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Michelle Armas

Hello, pleased to meet you. I am an abstractionist painter working mostly on canvas. I create to express what I can not say with words and to feel connected to the impulse of composition. Hopefully my paintings make you as happy as I feel when I am creating.

I've been a thriving and successful artist for 20 years and I love to empower other creatives to become the artists they know they can be in my Catalyst Membership.

Contact the studio if you are interested in Licensing or commercial projects. I love to collaborate with dealers and brands.

I can't not paint or connect with people. I'll do it until forever.

My dad supplied me with endless paper and pencils and paints when I was a kid. He encouraged me by teaching me how to use oil paints and pastels. My mother is also a talented seamstress and from her I learned to keep trying until you know your piece is perfect. I owe my creative upbringing in Texas surrounded by my vibrant Spanish family for cultivating a creative life, and a love of colorful art.

I live a peaceful life with my beautiful daughter and (very handsome) husband in Atlanta where I am surrounded by artists and makers of every description. I feel very fortunate to live in the south where the people are truly as friendly as you have heard and the pace of life is just a bit slower. 

I have a graduate degree in Graphic Design from the Portfolio Center here in Atlanta. After school I was thrilled to land my dream job working at Landor in New York. After a short time though I realized that I needed more spontaneous creativity in my life so I began creating intricate oil paintings in the evenings and weekends. Soon those paintings began to sell and gain attention and once we moved back to Atlanta I began to work full time as an artist.  

My backyard studio is a dream come true. I host workshops where I teach my raw canvas painting technique and have fun with people who visit form all over the world.

The very best way to keep up with new work, or shows is to follow me on instagram, or sign up to my newsletter Artsy Smartsy. Looking forward to meeting you!