Hi! I’m Michelle, the creator of Happy Heart™LLC. I believe art awakens the soul with colorful possibilities…so I create reminders of everyday beauty and love to evoke a childlike sense of wonder and joy to make every day a happy day.
In 2007 I started painting more as a way to be involved and help support my nephew’s medical treatments (Eli’s Story). After some encouragement from friends and family, I started selling art at local shops and began the journey of writing and illustrating my first children’s book, “Happy Heart: Fill’er Up!”. Through this sweet story, it is my desire to help children know their value and grasp God’s love for them.
My faith inspires my work. It has always been expressive representing the interplay of image and imagination. Formally trained at Liberty University in Art and Design, I use traditional techniques to layer in blocks of color. Then, adding subtle shades of lighter hues to create soft and harmonious compositions to find that balance between energetic and peaceful.
I work out of my studio near the Blue Ridge Mountains and sell original paintings and my book at local storefronts and online. Whether it’s finding the perfect gift or refreshing your home, it’s an honor to create a special one-of-a-kind piece for you.