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About Michelle Hamilton


My artistic education has been widely varied, but I am mostly self-taught. From traveling to other countries, I’ve been able to see many different cultures, art, and people, which has truly taught me the most in life. After exploring many different mediums, I found encaustics to be the most inspiring. One could say it was like falling in love for the first time all over again! The versatile nature of encaustics allowed me to delve into mixed media and texture, which opened my mind and made me feel even more passionate about my work. My creations are inspired by a variety of everything from Japanese fashion to director Tim Burton, but my primary muse is nature (not surprising, considering the breathtaking beauty of my home, the Appalachian Mountains). I try not to let myself become limited to one particular theme because I want to be mutable in my creativity, always growing and changing along with my work and my proficiency with the materials

When I am not playing with my three dogs and spending time with my family, you can find me in my studio in the River Arts District at Modern Muse, 191 Lyman St #110, Asheville NC. You can also reach me by phone at (828) 337 - 2373 or email me at

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