Michelle Dunaway is an internationally known American artist whose paintings are revered for both their bold brushwork and sensitive portrayals of the human experience. Her artwork has been featured in numerous publications, including American Art Collector, American Artist, Art of the West, Fine Art Connoisseur, International Artist, and Southwest Art, as well as in several art books. Dunaway’s work has received many awards and honors, including The Award of Exceptional Merit at the 2010 Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition for her painting The Daughters of Jane Seymour. She was a finalist in the 2012/2013 Art Renewal Salon Competition and was invited as a featured artist at the California Art Club’s 2014 Gold Medal Exhibition. Most recently Dunaway received the award of Exceptional Merit in the 2016 Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition. Dunaway receives invitations to teach, lecture, and give painting demonstrations at various schools and events internationally. She exhibits in galleries nationwide, and her paintings are in private collections throughout the United States and Europe.
“To me, the extraordinary resides in the everyday moments of life — the moments when we stop, pay attention, and feel gratitude. All of us experience such moments, and they transform us for the better. These instances of human life, personal reflection, and inspiration are what I love to capture in paint.” ~ Michelle Dunaway
Dunaway is represented by InSight Gallery (Fredericksburg, TX), Legacy Gallery (Scottsdale, AZ), Principle Gallery (Alexandria, VA), and Sage Creek Gallery (Santa Fe).