Michaela was born and raised in New Hampshire. She graduated from St. Mary High School, attended the Ringling School of Art and the University of New Hampshire.

She married and moved to Rhode Island where she enrolled in class at the Rhode Island School of Design. She later worked for the A.T. Cross Pen and Pencil Company of Lincoln, Rhode Island designing corporate emblem logos that are attached to the writing instruments.

Michaela and her husband lived for over forty years in Rhode Island. They both retired and moved to Naples, Florida in 2005.

What was once a hobby, has now blossomed into a full-fledged painting career. Her love of vibrant color and realistic design is reflected in her work.

Past and present exhibitions include:

  • Art Encounters 2008 at the von Liebig Art Center Naples
  • The Art League of Bonita Springs in 2007 and 2008
  • The Art League of Marco Island in 2008
  • Sweet Art Gallery, Naples in 2008

Michaela loves meeting people and exhibits her original watercolors, prints and colorful greeting cards at the popular monthly Naples Artcrafters shows in Cambier Park.