Michelle R. Smith

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Michelle Smith

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Michelle R. Smith was born, raised and currently resides in Springfield, Illinois. She began drawing at the age of thirteen. Michelle has been drawing portraits for at least a dozen years, and often times as a method of relaxation from life's various stresses. It is often said that Michelle's pieces reflect her very self.

In 1993, after much coaxing from family and friends, she began to seriously consider turning her art into a business. Today, she works from a small studio in her home, where she is often commissioned to do portraits but primarily creates new designs of her own.



Michelle has hosted two private art showings, in 1993 and 1994, and her artwork has been displayed over the years at Lincoln Library, Springfield, IL, the Concert of Love, Joy and Peace, Springfield, IL, 1999, The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc sponsored Pre-Kwanzaa Celebrations, 1996, 1997 and 1998, Springfield, IL, SIU School of Medicine Celebration of Black History, 1999, Springfield, IL, the Springfield, IL FBI office's Celebration of Black History, 1999, the Illinois State Library Celebration of Black History, 2000, Springfield, IL and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc 1st Annual UMOJA competitive step show, Olympia Fields, IL, 2000.

In 1999 Michelle also began a line of Christmas cards and in 2000 she expanded the card line to include All Occasion Greeting cards and Greek greeting cards and now, finally, her own web-site which will showcase her pieces year around.

"I am truly blessed to be able to share with you the talents that God has bestowed upon me; for these things would not be possible without Him.