Michele Matthews grew up and currently lives on Long Island, New York. She received her BFA from Adelphi University in 2011 and was awarded the Hugh A. Wilson Award for Excellence in Abstract Painting that same year.
In recent years, she has received several merit scholarships from Urban Glass Studio in Brooklyn, allowing her to study and explore light, color and the urban landscape using glass. The structures and subway system of Manhattan has intrigued her as she grew up and influenced her art greatly, becoming the focus of her art.
Michele enjoys using gouache, acrylic and flashe vinyl paints on paper and canvas, while exploring blown and stained glass as a new medium to further experience light, color and the urban landscape of Manhattan.
Flashe on Canvas
Acrylic Gouache on Canvas