Michele Byrne is recognized for her figurative plein air work and in recent years for her dynamic palette knife paintings. She lives and works in Reading, PA. However, she travels extensively, painting in various locations including, Manhattan, Paris, California, Colorado and Key West, Florida. Michele was a Faculty Demonstrator for the Annual Plein Air Convention in Monterey, CA in 2014 and a Faculty Demo Instructor in San Francisco, CA in 2019. She has won multiple awards for her work at the Salmagundi Club, American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition, Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, and Grand Teton National Park Foundation. She was commissioned by Reading Hospital to create a commemorative painting for their 150th Anniversary.
She is a Signature Member of American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of American, Artists’ Fellowship, Inc., Laguna Plein Air Painters, California Art Club, Salmagundi Club, Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, Rehoboth Art League, Berks Art Alliance.