Michele Bledsoe – Everything that Rises Must Converge

Michele Bledsoe has been exhibiting her paintings and drawings in art galleries for almost 20 years. She is the co-author and illustrator of the children’s book, “The Secret Kingdom” – a collection of paintings and poetry celebrating the world of dreams. She is also the illustrator of “Lemon Bee and Other Peculiar Tales” by author, Patricia Lynn Dompieri.


Michele and her husband, artist Richard Bledsoe, live and paint happily together in Phoenix, Arizona.



A collection of paintings and poetry celebrating the world of dreams






  1. How neat it must be to be a couple that paints together! Illustrating books is another one of my goals.

    • I agree Amanda. I too hope to illustrate a children’s book some day. Please keep us posted on your progress.

    • Creating a children’s book had always been a dream of mine. You can do it too! If there is anything I can do to help you achieve your dream – please let me know. I would be happy to share my knowledge and experience with you.

  2. Michele,
    I love the haunting, yet lovingly rendered, imagery in your paintings. It is amazing to see such a cohesive body of work that developed naturally, before the idea developed for a book. You and your art are an inspiration. Please let us know when you have more work to share.

    • Thank you for the kind words, Frances! I am always painting.. it is my healthiest obsession 🙂 I’ve been working on another collection of paintings … images that will become the pages of my next book. I’d be honored to give LIBERATCHIK a sneak preview.

      • Thank you so much Michele! We would be honored to see them early.
        After many years doing other things and struggling with lack of space, I am beginning to fill my new studio space with ongoing projects. The obsession is wonderful when you can bring it to life.

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