Caren Marie Michel ’78
Lifelong Mainer, plein air painter, and explorer, I paint what I see in Maine and in the Maritimes. I earned my BFA from Portland School of Art (now MECA) in 1978, which was a life changing experience in learning to see. I love being outdoors and painting on location, but also in my Westbrook home studio. Color and sense of place and time are my main interests and returning to the same location over and over to see the changes.