June Art Walk at Venue features painter Michele Harps
From the day she opened her first box of crayons, Michele was hooked on colors; Seafoam Green, Periwinkle Blue and Carnation Pink were some of her favorites. She studied fine art at the University of Washington under some of the most loved and respected teachers, George Tsutakawa, Alden Mason and Bill Ritchie.
The love of color and design has shown up in every aspect of her life, from a clothing buyer for the Bon Marche, remodeling homes, owning a home staging company and as a real estate broker for Windermere, Michele has always found time for art. Acrylic on canvas is her preferred choice and whether it’s abstract, sky, clouds, beaches, boats or the Baja it’s always color and the play of light that moves her to paint and express what is in her soul. Hours fly by when she is painting and in the in the zone….. it’s what gives her life balance.