The story behind the art

"I love it when people tell me my art makes them happy. I consider that a huge compliment and privilege." - Michelle

Michelle Rivera MD is a Harvard-trained radiologist specializing in breast imaging and the CEO of Phenom Pharamaceuticals, a bio-tech start up focused on disease prevention.

See her original work on display in Charlotte, North Carolina at:

-Allison Sprock Fine Art

-Cotswold marketplace

Find me on Instagram!
  • Warm and Loving

    This beautiful Chocolate Lab 10x10" canvas print makes the perfect addition to a warm and comfy modern space.

  • Modern and Minimalist

    This tiny Dachshund combines a modern palette with a minimalist background.


New Originals

"The Litter" - Sweet 36x48" original painting of 6 puppies available at Cotswold Marketplace in Charlotte, NC.

  • Available at Cotswold Marketplace

  • Available at Cotswold Marketplace

  • Available at Cotswold Marketplace

I love doing custom commissions!

Customers often ask me what my process is for doing custom dog commissions and if I can paint from photographs. I love doing commissions and I do most of them from photos. The best photos are usually ones where the pup is sitting straight up and looking straight into the camera. This gives me a chance to see the pup fully and evaluate his/her size and proportions. I work very quickly and send lots of photos along the way to make sure that I'm on the right track. Once I feel like the portrait is almost done, I let the customer know. At that point, only minor tweaks, if any, are needed. I then add a shiny layer and the portrait is finished! All of my portraits are done on gallery wrap canvases, so frames aren't necessary. I ask for 50% deposit to start. The remaining 50% will be due when picking up the portrait.

Contact me for a custom art piece: