Scottsdale, AZ
Jackson, WY
Bozeman, MT

Michelle Courier

Michelle Courier was born in Michigan in 1964, raised in Fenton, MI and graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts in 1987.

The daughter of an artistic family, she knew from an early age she was destined for a life in the arts. As a child she spent her summers traveling across the United States, as she continues to today, with her family to visit her father’s galleries. Falling in love with that life, she later followed her father’s footsteps to become a professional painter. Courier started out painting skies and tree-scapes, but has been dabbling in painting water scenes for a few years and loves the challenges it provides.

“I am doing mostly larger works now, 48 by 72 inches or larger. It’s exciting for me … I want the viewer to feel as I felt while capturing the scene. I want to catch these images while they are fresh in my mind, to get the color correct, to re-live a particular scene.”

Courier goes on trips every year in her trusted van, Bessie. Setting off with about 40 paintings and a camera ready to capture the beautiful western United States landscape she will later paint in her studio back home. In public and private collections worldwide, Courier’s adventure into painting scenic acrylic landscapes has brought her continued success.

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