Michaela Jean Upp is a California artist and mother living and working out of Atlanta, Georgia. Michaela Jean graduated with a B.A. in Art History at the University of California, Berkeley in 2011, and participated in studio courses during her undergraduate education. She also attributes much of her artistic training to her artist father, who began teaching her the fundamentals of drawing at a young age. Her work has been exhibited in group shows and art fairs throughout Southern California.
My work is inspired by history, the aged and the memory of times passed. My technique is a layering of mixed medias, of which I am constantly switching between painting and drawing. In a way, I am painting with pens and drawing with paint. By utilizing animated lines, bright colors and the occasional contemporary detail my illustrative composition makes relevant the outdated and sprightly the seasoned.