About Michelle A. D'Amour
I was born in upstate New York and spent most of my career as an educator. I have degrees in French, Spanish and Art and a MS in school administration. After teaching in Upstate New York and Long Island, N.Y. for 10 years, I became a principal. When I retired from public education, I continued to work with teachers and educators in New York City as a clinical supervisor and adjunct professor of education.
I began painting in 1977 in LaCoste, Provence, France where I worked with Bernard Pfreim, a SoHo artist, and his apprentice. I enthusiastically continued to paint for a few years until the job as a school administrator and raising my daughter became too complicated to continue. After a few attempts to start painting again I abandoned the idea of painting until I retired completely and moved to New Orleans in 2013. I began painting under the mentorship of Phil C. Thompson and also attended the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. I have exhibited in the Hamptons at the Southampton Arts Show, at Palmer Park Arts Market ,Mid City Studios in New Orleans and New Mexico Art League. I am inspired by many artists, but particularly the works of Georgia O’Keeffe . My medium is oil paint and I particularly love painting all things organic , but mostly flowers and vegetables. I love to get intimate with my subjects by getting up close and personal.
I moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2020.