Michelle Teitsma has a degree from Sheridan College for classical animation and in advanced airbrush from Mohawk College. She was a partner with the Jordan Art Gallery for 6 years before moving to Hamilton. She sat on the advisory board with the Grimsby art gallery for five years, on the collections and acquisitions committee. She now teaches at Dundas Valley School of Art as well as at her Dundas studio.
Michelle's paintings include oils, acrylics and watercolours of landscape, animals and still life. Each creation is a result of where she was at that time. Her work is constantly evolving.