About Michelle Tavares

I am a freelance artist, and a west coast girl trying to fit in on the east coast. My artwork has been spotted at Urban Outfitters, Lulu & Georgia and in homes all around the world.

I've always been drawn to art, and was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to learn more by studying illustration and design at Utah Valley University. While there I participated in the Utah College Open and placed 2nd and 3rd in sculpture and illustration respectively. I hope to return to an academic setting once again when my children are older to learn even more about art and design, and maybe my other love, biology, as well.

I mainly grew up in southern California, but since then I have lived a nomadic life living in places like Utah, Florida, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Georgia, and now New York, with my husband and children. With each move I take a piece of our last home and incorporate it into my artwork. While we lived in Florida, marine life fascinated me. When we were in Utah, it was the mountains and desert that became my inspiration. I can't wait to see what inspires me next!