Michelle McGrath currently resides in Richmond, VA. She has been a middle school art teacher for the past eighteen years. In recent years, Michelle has abandoned her long tradition of using realistic imagery. Embracing a non-representational approach, her work now focuses on strong texture and high contrast color. She is both a gallery member and a past executive board member of artspace, a non-profit gallery for contemporary arts in Richmond, VA. Her artwork has been exhibited throughout the region.