Michelle Waters

My art is influenced by kitschy portrayals of animals from mass-marketed popular culture, the nightmarish imagery of Hieronymus Bosch, Beatrix Potter, Maurice Sendak, and my animal rights activism.

My “religious animals” paintings are a reaction to the ubiquitous fundamentalist religion in America as well as the idea propounded by most
organized religions that animals have no souls. Some of my animal characters have founded their own religion, complete with nuns, popes and
televangelists.

I have a B.A. in Art from the University of California, Santa Cruz and exhibit frequently in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and
nationally. I paint in my home studio in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and have a day job as a web designer.

Smarter Than Your Dog by Michelle Waters

Smarter Than Your Dog by Michelle Waters

Michelle Waters Smarter Than Your Dog Acrylic on canvas, 10″ x 10″, 2013 $300. from the feature exhibit: We Are All Animals, October 2013…

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Someone’s Stolen Child by Michelle Waters

Someone’s Stolen Child by Michelle Waters

Michelle Waters Someone’s Stolen Child Acrylic on canvas, 10″ x 10″, 2013 $300. from the feature exhibit: We Are All Animals, October 2013…

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Goat Cheese is the New Veal by Michelle Waters

Goat Cheese is the New Veal by Michelle Waters

Michelle Waters Goat Cheese is the New Veal Acrylic on canvas, 10″ x 10″, 2013 $300. from the feature exhibit: We Are All Animals, October 2013…

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Not Like Sheep to the Slaughter by Michelle Waters

Not Like Sheep to the Slaughter by Michelle Waters

Michelle Waters Not Like Sheep to the Slaughter Acrylic on canvas, 10″ x 10″, 2013 $300. from the feature exhibit: We Are All Animals, October 2013…

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The Cruelest Holiday by Michelle Waters

The Cruelest Holiday by Michelle Waters

Michelle Waters The Cruelest Holiday Acrylic on canvas, 10″ x 10″, 2013 $300. from the feature exhibit: We Are All Animals, October 2013…

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Gallus Neglectedus by Michelle Waters

Gallus Neglectedus by Michelle Waters

Michelle Waters Gallus Neglectedus Acrylic on canvas, 10″ x 10″, 2013 NFS from the feature exhibit: We Are All Animals, October 2013…

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Terror by Michelle Waters

Terror by Michelle Waters

Michelle Waters Terror Acrylic on canvas,  24″ x 18″, 2013 $650. from the feature exhibit: We Are All Animals, October 2013…

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Love One, Kill the Other by Michelle Waters

Love One, Kill the Other by Michelle Waters

Michelle Waters Love One, Kill the Other Acrylic on canvas, 18″ x 24″, 2013 $650. from the feature exhibit: We Are All Animals, October 2013…

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1 Billion a Year by Michelle Waters

1 Billion a Year by Michelle Waters

Michelle Waters 1 Billion a Year by Acrylic on canvas, 16″ x 20″, 2013 $550. from the feature exhibit: We Are All Animals, October 2013…

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Going…Going…Gone by Michelle Waters

Going…Going…Gone by Michelle Waters

Michelle Waters Going…Going…Gone Acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 37″, 2013 $1,500. from the feature exhibit: We Are All Animals, October 2013…

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