Michelle Adams is an Air Force brat. She lived in Germany, Japan, the US, and Panama. Her art background began in Yokohama, Japan in 1959 when she and her family moved there. She attended St. Maur, a private French parochial school . There she had her first art lessons along with learning to do hand work of all types.
She attended the University of Tennessee and Auburn University where she began art school in 1967.
Back to Tennessee in 1968 she graduated with a degree in Foreign Languages in 1969. Art was put on the backburner until 1984 when she started taking watercolor classes in Houston.
Back to the future after retiring from teaching in 2005, she began lessons in watercolor with David Warren and Tina Woodruff.
She took lessons with Rebecca Neef in oils and later with Ann Papadakis.
Throughout the years she had always used a camera to pursue art. And now, armed with an iphone and a camera she still takes photos of everything from walking sticks to cats and dogs. She loves taking photos of foods and plants too.
For more than twenty-five years I have been capturing the beauty and elements of nature. I’m a native Texan, self-taught in photography through classes and in-the-field experiences. I love the amazing gifts nature offers us and have learned that the special moments one shares with nature cannot be found anywhere else and they are unique to each individual.
The vibrant colors and art of nature draw me in. Included in my body of work are expressive waterscapes and landscapes, with an emphasis on abstracts from nature. My artistic vision leads me to explore images that can be found within the “big picture” by observing detail in a scene which might otherwise be overlooked – a flow or combination of colors, one tree that stands out from the forest, or a play of light upon a subject. Nature never ceases to provide opportunities for one who is paying attention. I strive to capture not only the beauty, but the emotion and feeling of nature in my images. My hope is the viewer will find within them a moment of escape to enjoy nature.
My images can be printed in multiple sizes and substrates (paper, aluminum, acrylic, canvas) and are available for electronic use. I offer limited editions and open editions. As my art evolves I am exploring new concepts including artistic applications, mixed media and painting.