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.

The Activist’s Heart by Michelle Waters

The Activist’s Heart by Michelle Waters

Michelle Waters The Activist’s Heart Acrylic on canvas, 37″ x 37″, 2013 NFS from the feature exhibit: We Are All Animals, October 2013…

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Land of the Free by Michelle Waters

Land of the Free by Michelle Waters

Michelle Waters Land of the Free Acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 34″, 2005 $1,100. from the feature exhibit: We Are All Animals, October 2013…

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Caged Refugees by Michelle Waters

Caged Refugees by Michelle Waters

Michelle Waters Caged Refugees Acrylic on canvas, 37″ x 26″, 2005 $1,100. from the feature exhibit: We Are All Animals, October 2013…

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Rushing to Oblivion by Michelle Waters

Rushing to Oblivion by Michelle Waters

Michelle Waters Rushing to Oblivion Acrylic on canvas, 28″ x 19″, 2009 $1,000. from the feature exhibit: We Are All Animals, October 2013…

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Michelle Waters _ We Are All Animals

Michelle Waters _ We Are All Animals

We Are All Animals new works by Michelle Waters Solo exhibition October 4–25, 2013

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Om Mane Padme Hum by Michelle Waters

Om Mane Padme Hum by Michelle Waters

Michelle Waters Om Mane Padme Hum Acrylic on canvas, 16″ x 20″ NFS from the feature exhibit: Vanitas, June 2013…

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Toadally Spellbound by Michelle Waters

Toadally Spellbound by Michelle Waters

Michelle Waters Toadally Spellbound acrylic on wood, 10″ x 8″  $250.…

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Pope Carvis by Michelle Waters

Pope Carvis by Michelle Waters

Michelle Waters Pope Carvis Acrylic on canvas, 14″ x 11″ $225.…

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Saint Absius by Michelle Waters

Saint Absius by Michelle Waters

Michelle Waters Saint Absius Acrylic on Wood, 8″ x 5″ SOLD…

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Saint Rattus by Michelle Waters

Saint Rattus by Michelle Waters

Michelle Waters Saint Rattus Acrylic on Wood, 5″ x 8″ SOLD…

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