Michelle Strbich was born and raised in Chicago. She loves using bold colors mainly working in an abstract style with acrylics on large canvases. A major life event brought a focus and lifelong passion to create art. In 2008, Michelle survived a near-death experience in a head-on car collision in Chicago. Her soul went on a spiritual journey which inspired her to paint. This life-changing event unleashed her creative potential to live her dream. She chose the beautiful beach life in Southern California to inspire her creativity. Each piece is unique and inspired by universal energies to uplift other people’s spirit.