Michelle painted "May All Beings Be Free" to show that when it comes to suffering, a cat is a cow is a goat is a person. We all feel physical and emotional pain, and we all deserve to live lives of freedom.
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, Santa Cruz. Her art expresses concerns for the loss of the natural world and human exploitation 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, Chicago, Los Angeles, Albuquerque and Seattle. Ms. Waters paints at home in the redwood forest of the Santa Cruz Mountains, an area that still has wildlife and is a source of great inspiration. When not painting she caters to every whim of her rescued feline family.
More of Michelle's work can be seen at www.michellewatersart.com