Michelle Hayo (michhayo) is an original artist from Atlanta, Georgia. Well, sort of . . . Michelle grew up an army brat, moving several times in her younger years. Upon graduating from the University of Georgia, Michelle moved to Atlanta. She has a passion for storytelling which prompted her to begin her career in public relations. She spent more than 10 years in communications and marketing, but has always found peace in her art. Michelle paints full-time in her Atlanta, Georgia studio uncovering ways to mix texture and color into unique, abstract pieces. She works in acrylic, watercolor and ink to create colorful, playful designs. She plays with a variety of subjects inserting a bit of whimsy into each piece.Creating michhayo is a fulfillment of her lifelong dream to communicate through art.