Michelle received her Basic Art certificate from Art Instruction Schools - Minneapolis, MN while still in high school. She had the opportunity to study aboard in France and Italy the Summer of 1995 and than went on to receive her Bachelors of Fine Arts - Painting and Drawing from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in 1997. Later she obtained her Desktop publishing certificate from MATC in 1999.
Michelle is always striving to do better than the last time. She looks at how successful a project was and still what could be better about it for the next time. She has experience working as a project manager in the printing industry as well as a project manager in marketing and advertising in the retail industry. While working full time, she still found time for her passion, Art.
She has been in numerous art shows over the years and has won several art awards for her talents. Currently she is pursuing her art career full time with the opportunity to teach art and do freelance work on the side.
Michelle is a member of the Cedarbrug Artist Guild and the Menomonee Falls Art Guild. She frequently displays work at Studio 6 - Downtown Cedarburg and Main Street Gallery located with in the Cedarburg Cultural Center.
The artist shows the beauty of life, everything from the morning sunshine to the most vibrant sunset. Don’t be afraid to show the world your colorful thoughts. Don’t hold back you inner creative. The moment an artist turns her back to that, the world is a darker place. Let the world see the artist in you.
- Michelle Savas-Thompson