Michelle Dunaway is an Internationally known American artist whose paintings are revered for their bold brushwork yet sensitive portrayal of emotions that capture the human experience. Dunaway’s paintings have been exhibited in Paris, New York, and Los Angeles. She has won awards and honors in the Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition in 2010, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018 which is considered the “Academy Awards” of Portrait painting in the US. Dunaway’s artwork has been featured in numerous publications including International Artist, Fine Art Connoisseur, American Artist, Southwest Art, Art of the West, and American Art Collector along with inclusion in several art books. Her paintings are highly sought after by distinguished collectors and displayed in prominent collections throughout the US and Europe. Dunaway receives invitations to teach and lecture internationally and her workshops draw students who travel from around the world to study with her.
“To me, the extraordinary resides in the everyday moments of life. Those moments when we stop, pay attention and feel gratitude. All of us experience such moments and they transform us for the better. These instances of human life, personal reflection and inspiration are what I love to capture in paint.”