Artwork by Southwest Washington and Oregon artists.

Laurie Michaels

Acrylic Painting, Pastels

portrait of artist

Laurie Michaels

I have always considered myself an artist. Mostly self-taught, except for an inordinate number of high school classes, I love to explore with color and different media. Currently, I am doing a deep dive with soft pastels, exploring and discovering as I never have before. My main focus is the other creatures of the earth. I have always been drawn to animals and birds. I love showing them to people in ways they may not have seen them before.

barn swallows with mouths open

Barn Swallows

Heron hunting for lunch


otter with fish


fox staring

Curious Fox

otter at play

Otter in Water