Michelle Hilmes

Michelle Hilmes is a creative, ambitious, courageous and loving individual. As a child in school, she enjoyed learning about new ways to create through art. To cope with having a brain tumor and having so many surgeries, art became an escape. She has taken a few technique classes, but is mostly self-taught. She made beaded bracelets to sell at craft bazaars. She became visually impaired and could no longer bead. She branched off into painting. She paints on canvas and rocks. She really loves to paint. Painting takes her off into another world where there is no stress, no depression and no pain. You could call painting her, “Happy Place!”