Overcome with a strong urge to create, Dalton, GA born artist Michelle Fountain left a corporate job in Nashville, TN, in 1998 to make candles and one-of-a-kind gifts from beads and wire. Her gifts were sold to boutiques, unique shops and spas. It was the kindle to the fire that grew in her to be more creative.
After buying her first home in Nashville in the year 2001, Fountain began creating unique finishes on the walls. Encouraged by others, she began her training at one of the top decorative finish schools in the country.
After moving back to Chattanooga in 2002 she soon became a leader in faux finishes, adding cabinetry and furniture to her repertoire, including more education and training. Her business received the Better Business Bureau Torch Ethics award for high work integrity.
From her roots in faux finishing she came to have a great passion for wall art. After much experimentation and classes, she found her voice through” flow” mediums such as alcohol inks, fluid acrylics & epoxy resin. She found freedom in her release of a certain amount of control in her work producing vibrant & organic visions.
She continues her work in the faux field while exploring deeper into her love for art.
Fountain continues to learn new techniques through training and collaborating with other artists. Therefore she is enthusiastic to call Chattanooga Workspace home.
Fountain will also be using her Workspace studio to teach classes to the public.