My name is Michaeline McDonald. I have been an artist since I was six years old when my mom taught me how to draw a horse head. Of course the first thing I did was to add a horn on it's head. I have always had an affinity with animals and felt a deep inner "mission" to be a voice for animals. A portion of all of my art sales are shared with charities and organizations that are out in the front lines helping animals including:
I love painting, sculpting, and designing and making jewelry. I love animals and nature, practicing yoga, hiking, kayaking, and hanging out with my husband and our cat masters. My favorite medium to paint with is soft pastels. I love the depth and softness they create giving my art a surreal feel. I also enjoy painting with acrylics using the Mische technique. My jewelry is created with metal wire, gemstones, shells, and beach glass that I find on the enchanting Oregon beaches. I have been selling my art and jewelry online since 1998.
I am now offering paint n sip parties to inspire others to ponder and "tune into" animals while painting them. If you would like me to host a painting party in your town or venue, please contact me.