Michelle Waters was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, into an artistic, progressive activist family. She has been making art since she was a small child, and holds a B.A. in Studio Art from University of California,\r\nSanta Cruz.
Her art expresses concerns for the loss of the natural world and human nexploitation of animals. Ms. Waters is a committed ethical vegan and has been an animal liberation and environmental activist for 30 years. Her art has also been influenced by her work as a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator.
She has shown her art widely in the U.S., including in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Seattle, Portland, and New York. Ms. Waters paints in her home studio in the redwood forest of the Santa Cruz Mountains, an area that still has (relatively) abundant wildlife and is a source of great inspiration. When not painting she works as a web designer and caters to every whim of her rescued felines.