Hi, I'm Michelle!
I'm drawn to anything unique, and I find solace in art, which is how The Swanky Blackbird came to be.
Self-taught, I began painting with water color in 2013, moved to canvas and since have broadened my horizon to painting on furniture. At my work station you will find professional acrylics, custom chalk paints, gorgeous stains and numerous texture mediums.
As a Stay-At-Home Mom, I needed a creative outlet, so I turned my garage into a studio and I’ve been creating for clients ever since! I‘d love to speak with you about custom Art for your space.
Living on the South East Coast, surrounded by gorgeous oceanic blues and tall green trees, I find my inspiration in nature. The vivid colors of sunsets can also be found through-out my work.
Always a full color palette, I like to use non-trending schemes and layers. I believe a bold piece of art or furniture in a room can change the entire dynamic, and change your entire day.
The Swanky Blackbird specializes in custom furniture refinishing and wall Art. From a one-on-one consult, hand-painting each piece, to delivering the final product, The Swanky Blackbird is a one stop unique experience. Getting to know my client and a feel for the space of where the new Art will live in, greatly helps the creative process. Let‘s chat about your vision!
“I absolutely LOVE The Swanky Blackbird!!! Michelle (the artist) is a gem!!! She's so talented and has the biggest heart!!! She took my visions and made them into masterpieces. I will definitely be a forever customer!!! If you have old furniture around the house that needs some TLC I highly recommend The Swanky Blackbird!!!”
-Lindsay S. via FB reviews
“Definitely brought my vision to life and then some. Excited for many more fantastic pieces done by Michelle”
-Jennifer K. via FB reviews
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