Charles the Monkey, oil on canvas 13x20
What is your name: Michelle Iglesias
Do you have a formal art education or are you a self-taught artist: self-taught
What is the style of your pieces: primarily realism with the occasional abstract or impressionistic painting
What is the medium in which you work: currently oil, previously acrylic
What started you on your path as an artist: finding the therapeutic value of painting after being diagnosed with cancer
What is one of the most important things that art has brought to your life: balance
What is your favorite genre of art besides the one you work in: surrealism
Do you have art showings, and if so what are they typically like: Many of my art showings have been with other artists with a non-defined subject.
Do you have a certain set of clothes you make art in: 90% of my wardrobe has the identity of an artist with a mish-mosh of splattered colors
What has been the most frustrating part of being an artist? not finding enough time to paint
What is your favorite sandwich of all time: peanut butter, potato chips and jelly
Has this year brought about any changes in your work, and if so what are they: Every year brings changes to my artwork as my brush continues to mature.
Who is your favorite artist alive or dead: Torran Bagamary
What is the most moving piece of artwork that you have seen in person: Mona Lisa
Do you have any animals, and what do they think of your work: I have four dogs and they take part ownership in most of my art because their fur seems to make its way into each piece I paint.
Do you have any upcoming exhibitions you would like to share with us: no, I am currently exhibiting online only
Web address www.miglesiasart.com