Michele M. Naquaiya

Watercolour, Pen & Ink, Digital Drawing

Michele Naquaiya: Watercolour, Pen & Ink, Digital Drawing

About the Artist:

I work in watercolor, pen and ink, scratchboard, and digital drawing.

I have been an artist since age seven. I love storytelling and illustration and painting. I put my energy into my art to create movement, whether it’s line, composition or color. I want the viewer to be drawn into my pictures and get lost inside them for a while. I love to tell stories with pictures. It’s a daily challenge for me and I enjoy all of it. I enjoy combining traditional painting techniques along with contemporary digital drawing.

Sales & Exhibitions

I have been selling my art online since 1990. I now teach watercolor classes and sell my art at Art Connection in Laguna Mall in Ajijic.

Art & Design Experience

People I have studied with over the years include: Zoltan Szabo (watercolor), Stephen Quiller (watercolor), Uri Schulevitz (illustration and storyboard), and Ralph Bacerra (ceramist).

Artist Bio: Chouinard Art Institute 1970-73. Ran my own pottery studio for 8 years, hi fire stoneware and porcelain, Los Angeles. Sold in Beverly Hills and Palm Springs, CA.

From 1975-1980 I was a professional demonstrator for Ampersand and Staedler and other companies, working trade shows in L.A., Long Beach and Palm Springs. Also did many outdoor shows along the CA coast for many years.

Ventura County, CA 1980- Indi silk painter, watercolor and silkscreener.

2000- Went back to school to finish my degree —Included graphic design and BA in studio arts. In 2010 I moved to Washington and ran my own gallery and did Adobe Photoshop editing and printing for artists. Also was an indi greeting card designer from then until present.

Samples of the Artist's Work

You can see more of this artist's work in our Members Gallery

Winter — Scratch Board
Koy — Digital Art
Puma — Watercolour


External Links for This Artist

Michele's blog: Painting Mexico

Michele's FaceBook page: Michele on FB

To contact Michele: Contact Me


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