Michèle believes that art is a medium for the elevation of the spirit yet remains rooted in the experience of everyday life. The familiar images mirror certain human truths by capturing a gesture, an event, a mood, or an emotion. Honing in on the incidental mark, she merges the abstract into the figurative, where colour and line come together in a marriage of emotion – the image a metaphor for mood rather than just a representation.
Her aim is not to copy nature, but to interpret the essential character of things, submitting it to the spirit of the place. Her approach is based on visual sensations with colour as the most important element for optic and psychological impact.