Contemporary Artist and Instructor - As an active member of the National Association of Women Artists, Oil Painters of America and the Berkshire Art Association, Michelle Iglesias aka Michelle the Painter is a self-taught artist who first took to painting nearly 20 years ago for its therapeutic values. Since then she has owned multiple art galleries, an instructional art studio, a picture frame shop, and a paint party entertainment businesses. Her passion and perseverance have led her to become a nationally recognized award-winning artist, art instructor, and successful business owner. She continues to encourage and foster creativity in her students and others inspired by her art through her proven painting techniques that she has developed over the past 2 decades. With an energetic personality, technical wisdom, and an easy to follow teaching style, Michelle will heighten your knowledge of this incredibly creative skill that we call painting, so come join her as she takes you on a journey around the Acrylic Painting world.