Hello my name is Michelle Sider, I am a freelance artist and instructor working in the Detroit area. I specialize in detailed and lush glass mosaics, paintings and illustrations. Characterized by a painterly style, I use beautiful colors, bold designs and expressive content. My artwork has a rich beauty and depth that evokes many emotions in the viewer. In my recent mosaics and paintings, I explore themes of identity, refugees, sense of place, light and spirituality. I am currently developing two separate series of mosaics. The first series depicts the plight of Yemenite Jewish refugees and the second expresses the beauty that exists in our complicated world by focusing on reflected light.
I currently teach classes in my studio and online. With over 40 years of teaching experience, I enjoy a wonderful rapport with my students who develop their skills rapidly under my tutelage.
I have co-authored two books which use art to help people deal with the loss of a loved one, legacy and relationships.
Currently I am a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists and Mosaic Artists of Michigan.
My artwork is currently represented by Twisted Fish Gallery in Elk Rapids, MI.
Commission inquiries welcome.