Artist Statement

 
“The nature of my work varies from time to time, from mixed media on canvas to collage on paper to oil on linen board. However, one thing always remains the same; my work always includes two of my favorite things, color and texture!”
~ Michele Madinabeitia Foster

   Born in Pasadena, CA in 1961, Michele spent her childhood years living in Geneva, Switzerland. She returned to the USA in 1972, with her parents and siblings, and settled in Wilmington, DE. Michele now lives with her husband, Scott and their three children, in Greenville, DE.

   A 1983 graduate of the University of Delaware with a BA in Art and English Journalism, Michele started her career as a corporate graphic artist. In 1988, she started her own freelance graphic art business to supplement her full-time graphic design career.

  After her first child was born in 1998, Foster left her career to raise her son. While freelancing, Michele began taking different painting, mixed media and critique classes in Delaware and Pennsylvania. She experimented with different mediums including oil, acrylic, collage and pastel.

   Over the past few years, Michele has been juried into three distinctive Delaware art organizations, as an exhibiting professional artist. They include The Howard Pyle Studio Group, Inc., The National League of Pen Women, Diamond State Chapter. The Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts (DFVA).

   She is currently the Publicity Chairman and Graphic Designer for The Howard Pyle Studio Group, Inc. Michele became the Gallery Manager at Hardcastle Gallery in Centreville, Delware.