Michele believes in a classical art education. From studio to plain air painting, her work has been influenced by the Old Masters' paintings. Her many students have praised her approaches to creating what each individual sees in his/her mind's eye. Her emphasis on juxtaposition of colors and its effects has led many students on their way to becoming accomplished painters. From beginner to advanced painter, her instruction is tailored to each individual. The beautiful Bitterroot Valley of Montana invites the student to see nature's beauty all around. Field trips include trips to the close-by rivers, lakes, wildlife preserves and nearby are the National Bison Range and Glacier National Park.