MICHÉL FRANKLIN, SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, PENNSYLVANIA Member Since April 2011 Artist Statement A graduate of Seton Hill University, with a Bachelor of Fine Art, Michél started painting in the 1960s while attending a college in Washington, D.C. Inspired by art, and being a creative thinker, she turned her energy toward volunteer work and philantrophy. Working as a writer and journalist in both print and television, she had thoughts of painting but never imagined she was that talented. Her first painting in 41 years is "Jolie Orcidée" or beautiful orchid. Michél says she continues to study art. She will accepted commissioned work for seaside portraits of children from photographs. She hopes you will enjoy her work as much as she enjoys painting!