Contemporary artist Michele O’Neil resides on the coast of Cape Ann. She has been working with watercolor and oil paints for almost two decades, expressing a love for the landscape of her home and abroad. This reverence for her surroundings brings her canvas and brushes “en plein air” allowing the energy of the experience to lead her creative process. Michele’s bold watercolors are an attempt to try to capture the energy and fleeting moment of her experience. If she travels, her easel travels with her so that any opportunities of inspiration are not wasted. Michele has studied and taken workshops with several famous contemporary artists. She has won numerous awards across Cape Ann and continues to be an active part in the classical art community.