Artist Michele Fontaine

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I work out of my home studio in San Francisco, as well as "in the field" when I create my plein air pieces. An author of historical fiction based on past lives, as well as a visual artist, I LOVE working out issues of color, composition, and cropping, as a welcome break from black words on the white page.
After many exhilarating figure drawing classes both at Massachusetts College of Art (1980's) and the ICB Building (1990's to 2015), I began playing with acrylics in a semester-long class at College of Marin in 1999, taught by the now-legendary Chester Arnold. I switched to oils at Larry Bencich’s Saturday morning figure painting class, also at COM, in 2010 and have been painting the figure and landscapes ever since. 
My painting "Phenomenal Woman" was selected by juror Alan Bamberger to appear in the San Francisco Women Artist Gallery "Point of View" show in May of 2016. The SFWA welcomed me back for their "Natural Wonders" show in May of 2017, where my "Lagunitas Creek" showed. I also had a solo show at Gallery 111 in Sausalito in January of 2016, where I also gave readings from my latest romance/historical fiction/adventure novel The Secret of the Cylinder - The Persian Love Heist.

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