Michelle Belto is an artist, author and educator living and working in South Texas. She holds a BA degree in Education with teaching certifications in Art and Theater and an MA from JFK University in California. Her work as a performer, presenter and visual artist spans more than thirty years, three continents and thirteen publications. She creates her own canvases from hand-made paper and then paints on these amazing forms with layers of molten beeswax. Her contemporary paintings sit on the wall like sculpture.
Michelle Belto has exhibited throughout the United States and been a featured performer in numerous national and international venues. She has written and produced several scripts, including Hildegard of Bingen a full length one woman play that she performed throughout the United States and Canada. Visual arts awards include Creative Capital/SA 2008, SA Arts Foundation Grant 2009 finalist, Luminaries 2010, IEA La Vendéenne Award for Education (finalist) 2012. In 2013 Michelle won the prestigious La Vendéenne Award for her work with the International Artists Organization.
Michelle Belto teaches nationally and internationally and works as a studio artist. She currently lives in the Texas hill country with her husband and a menagerie of furry creatures.
Visit Michelle at www.michellebelto.com