Michelle Held

Sarasota, Florida

Painting en plein air confirms Michelle's love for this beautiful world and the wonders of the Florida environment. She has an insatiable appetite for color, light, and texture! Michelle strives to inspire happiness, trigger your imagination and make an emotional connection with the viewer.

Michelle has been a working artist in Sarasota Florida for 23 years. Her passionate work in historical restoration, grisaille, and unique contemporary wall finishes has propelled her into a career in fine art. Her work has been featured in many publications, most recently American Art Collector and Home and Design. Michelle has also been featured on HGTV's Extreme Homes. Michelle is especially known for her heartfelt paintings of iconic Florida birds and wildlife. Working En Plein Air her work is characterized by the representation of the luminous effects on nature! www.artbymichelleheld.com

Some of her recent  awards include

  • Best Automobile - Solomons Quick Draw 2017
  • Honorable Mention - Solomons Paint Out 2017
  • Plein Air Magazine Award - Paint Palm Beach 2018
  • American Art Collector, Joshua Rose award - Lightchaser Feature Artist Show 2018
Michelle was thrilled to be asked back as one of the Florida Finest Ambassadors, and is looking forward to painting with you!

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