Michelle Waters was born in Los Angeles to a family of activists and artists. Her political, environmentally themed paintings are influenced by 25 years as an environmental and animal rights activist. Waters holds a B.A. in Art from the University of California, Santa Cruz and has exhibited widely in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally.

Selected solo exhibits include Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, First Street Gallery in Eureka, Esteban Sabar Gallery, Rogue Community College and the Thoreau Gallery. Selected group shows include 516 Arts in Albuquerque, Eclectix Gallery in El Cerrito, Studio Gallery in San Francisco, Gallatin River Gallery in Montana, J.F.K. University, U.C. Berkeley, and Stanford University. In addition, her art has been published in Satya, Wild Earth, The Animals’ Voice and Terrain magazines.

Michelle Waters paints in her home studio in the redwood forest of the Santa Cruz Mountains. When not painting she works as a web designer and volunteers as a wildlife rehabilitator.

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Petroleum Paradox: For Better or For Worse? (2012)

Michelle Waters

American Nightmare

American Nightmare, 2007

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