About the Artist

Releah Michelle was born in Georgia in 1987. She is a self-taught abstract expressionist who has been honing her artistic voice for many years. Merging her love for painting abstract figures and automatic painting around the movement of energy paves a straight line to her artistic vocal cord.

She is currently based in Georgia and is inspired by her ancestors, ancient Egyptian history, the spiritual world, meditation, and the use of bright colors. Beauty also plays a significant part in her style presented in the artworks because she was previously an independent latex clothing fashion designer for a total of 7 years. She presented at NY Fashion Week and put on several local fashion shows. Her creative process for the abstract figurative paintings begin with either her sketching first or free-hand painting figures into abstract backgrounds. Her creative process for abstract paintings begin with layers of acrylic paint being applied on the canvas over a period of days often incorporating a mixed media approach.

Exhibition History

2019 Sulfur Street Fair, Savannah GA

2018 Pancakes and Booze Art Show, Atlanta GA

2016 South Broad Artist Market, Atlanta GA


Advanced Language and Literature, 2/e pg 1032 Painting "Is She Moving Forward or Backwards"

Featured Artist PigmentOnline Magazine September 2020