Michaela studied fine art and knew it was what she wanted to do professionally. But that was over 20 years ago. Before a teaching career. Before children. Before family life took her to New York, London and Dublin.
In 2010, with her three daughters at school, she finally had time to rediscover her art, and began painting landscapes where, even if fleetingly, she found serenity and peace of mind.
Many of these landscapes were on Suffolk's Heritage Coast and in October 2013 she moved with her family from London to Suffolk, where she is now a full time artist.
Her first collection was entitled Ataraxis, the presence of calm and quiet.
After it was first shown at the Curious Duke Gallery in Clerkenwell, London, in 2013, Ataraxis was showcased at The Workshop, Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, in August 2014.
Since her first Suffolk exhibition Michaela has sold a number of paintings privately, undertaken several commissions, and is now represented by Cobbold and Judd Fine Art.
In 2015 Michaela exhibited at the Aldeburgh Festival, as part of an exhibition by Cobbold and Judd Fine Art.
Michaela's paintings appeared alongside those of four other artists including Maggi Hambling and Luke Elwes, and her work was sold to collectors as far afield as New Zealand.
During 2015 and 2016 new works were showcased at the Cambridge Art Fair and the Christmas and Spring exhibitions by Cobbold and Judd Fine Art.
In late April/early May 2016 Michaela had her best show to date at Art For Cure, a major exhibition in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer, held at the glorious Glemham Hall in Suffolk.
She is exhibiting at Art For Cure in May 2018.
Michaela's website gets updated as much as she can (she always puts a painting before anything digital!) with new works... and any thoughts she wants to share are captured in the Ideas section.
Michaela is available for private commissions. Please get in touch using the Contact section.
You can also follow Michaela on Instagram @michaelalathamartist