Michelle Nicole Lowe, Florida Keys Watercolor Artist
Michelle’s art has a tropical theme as she hopes to share her love of the Caribbean through her paintings. The artist resides in Islamorada in the Florida Keys where she can be inspired by diving, fishing, kayaking and all activities around the ocean.
Michelle’s family has been in the Bahamas and the Florida Keys for generations and she has thus spent most of her life enjoying these islands. Her family roots back to Green Turtle Cay, where her Great Grandfather was born. The Lowe’s moved to Key West in the early 20th century. Michelle recently visited with Alton Roland Lowe, one of the most successful artists in the Bahamas. Alton founded the Albert Lowe museum on Green Turtle Cay, in honor of his father.
Michelle has loved art since she picked up her first paintbrush at North Palm Beach Elementary School. By the time she was attending Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami her art began to win awards including first place in watercolors in the Beaux Arts Festival Student Artist Showcase at the Lowe Art Museum for her painting, Tropical Beauty.
While at the University of Florida, Michelle was an exchange student in Florence, Italy where she enrolled in art classes. After graduating from Florida with a finance degree, Michelle worked for Accenture, an IT consulting company, in Washington D.C. While with Accenture, she continued to develop her artistic talent by attending classes at the Corcoran School of Art. Michelle was also able to show her art at the 10th Annual Artomatic, a month long art festival in D.C.
In 2009, Michelle was accepted to Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy where she could pursue her dream of being an artist on a full time basis. While in Florence for the year, she began to hone her skills in mediums other than her now expert watercolor painting and even picked up a bit of the Italian language.
Visit Michelle at her Gallery in Islamorada at 81904 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, MM 81.9 Bayside.
"Profiles in Paradise" on Michelle by Florida Keys & Key West: http://www.fla-keys.com/news/news.cfm?sid=8621
Miami Herald on Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery and other artists in Islamorada: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/05/10/4105630/feed-appetite-for-art-with-islamorada.html