Michelle Lopez

Pueblo, CO

(b. 1973, Massachusetts)

I was born in Massachusetts. Growing up, we moved around a lot through the East Coast, Spain, and South America. In 2022, after living for the past 20 years in Colombia, I moved to Colorado to be close to my family.

I graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. During the 90’s my primary focus was still life’s, the female figure and oil paints. Then a new world opened to me through my kids; picture books and illustrations. For many years, I have been working as an illustrator and that has really influenced my style of artwork today. I currently paint in watercolors, acrylics, and conte crayon on wood laminate. While in Colombia I started painting birds endemic to South America and since moving to Colorado I have started adding the birds from here too. I also paint bears, mountains, and other animals. I think after living in a big city for so long, I wanted to immerse myself in nature.

Among some of the books illustrated:
“Kumico” written by Rosa Adriana Buriticá

“El País De Las Pirámides” written by María García Esperón
“El Reino De Mar” written by Paloma Orozco Amorós 

“Animores, animales y amores” written by Celso Román 

“La Escoba De La Profe Josefina” written by Blanca Alvarez

“Sankac, El Adivino” written by Nora Carbonell