Michelle Scott

painter. illustrator. designer.

Hello and Welcome to my website!  I am an illustrator and designer living and working in a funky suburb near the American River in lovely Northern California.

On any given day you may find me tending my succulents,, inking a hairy animal or perhaps painting a barnacled whale. In my spare time I enjoy haunting thrift and antique shops searching for yet another Salt&Pepper set and vintage children’s books for my vast collections.

I studied illustration and advertising at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.  A versatile multi-media artist, I worked many years in exhibit design. I have designed and painted murals, photo-ops, graphics and signage, fabricated props and my own line of children's furniture, wall tiles & accessories, hand painted shoes for various clients, all the while raising two very remarkable children, my most original creations to date.

I paint or draw daily, using both traditional and digital media, though I prefer getting my hands dirty. As a child I would plop wet paint onto wet paper and watch in utter amazement as it twirled about the page. I still hold that same sense of wonderment each time I pick up a brush.

You can sneak a peak into my crazy little world by following along                           with me on my Instagram.

Past clients include: California Parks, Milk Advisory Board, CA Department of Agriculture, California Delta Boat and Waterways, California State Fair, California Railroad Museum, Del Monte, Exxon, Santa’s Workshop in Old Sac, and numerous Private Commissions including murals, art furniture, shoes, watercolor and acrylic paintings both local and international.


“It's not what you

look at that


it's what you


Henry David Thoreau

Watercolors are magical.

I am 100% certain that they were invented by a water goddess.