Michelle Dunaway is a professional artist living in New Mexico and has been drawing for as long as she can remember. As a young child she was captivated with drawing people and that focus continues to this day. "I've always been intrigued with drawing faces and hands, also capturing the essence of the human spirit fascinates me, whether it is found in the graceful movements of the human form or the eyes of the model. There is a whole story waiting to be found and revealed through the brush."
Michelle was a top finalist in the Portrait Society of America's International Portrait Competition in 2010, where she won the Award of Exceptional Merit for her double portrait of the daughters of actress Jane Seymour. Her painting 'Mucha and Peonies' was Awarded Best of Show in the July Raymar Painting Competition and chosen as one of the top twelve finalists in the 5th Annual Competition in 2011.
Michelle's paintings have been featured in Art of The West magazine, American Art Collector magazine, Southwest Art,International Artist Art magazine,and American Artist Workshop. Michelle’s drawings are included in the book Strokes of Genius 2: The Best of Drawing Light and Shadow and the soon to be released book Sketchbook Confidential 2.