Michelle Mattea

Tell me a little about your Art Passion?  I grew up with an extremely creative mother.  We were always looking for the art in nature and just life in general.  Although I followed a career path that may seem to be devoid of creativity, I found the creativity in it.  I have worked in accounting and finance in varied industries; restaurant and broadcasting being my favorites.  Although I am a CFO nearing the end of that career, I have never lost my love of art in all of its forms.  Photography has always been a passion. I feel happy when I am taking photos, it fills my soul.  I am looking forward to exploring my creativity in new ways for as long as I am on this planet.

What inspires you? Is anything too broad of an answer.  I can find inspiration in very small things and in the world at large; a flower bud or the Grand Canyon, leaves on the ground with dew drops or the Chrysler Building.  I think if we are open to new experiences and simply paying attention to what is going on around us, we can find inspiration in many places.

Your Social presence ~ Facebook, Instagram, website? I have not set up a Facebook page yet other than my personal one.  I do not have a website yet either, but I started an Etsy store.  It is not where I want it to be yet, but I am slowly getting it there.  We sell photography, handcrafted and vintage items by IARTheShop



Raquel Amaral Art Gallery ~ Sept 2 – Sept 30, 2017 – Anything Goes 2

Reflection of a Water Lily ~ Photography ~ 24×16.5 $125

Michelle Mattea


Raquel Amaral Studio/Art Gallery – April 15, 2017 – Anything Goes


cheemah monument copy

Cheemah Monument Print ~ Photographer Michelle Mattea 12.625×16.25 ~ $125