Michèle believes that art is a medium for the elevation of the spirit, yet her work remains rooted in the experience of everyday life. She presents images of her own surroundings, symbolizing the sustenance she draws from the environment in which she lives: household objects, landscapes and the varied structures within it, plants, trees, stones, hedges, grass, the odd image of a fish or a cow, wind mill or a bird.
She prefers the subject matter to be simplistic. Her approach is based on visual sensations and the theme is just the vehicle for the interaction of line, form, mark and texture with colour as the most important element for optic and psychological impact. The individual parts are studied / taken from life, the totality is imagined – her aim not to copy nature, but to re-interpret it.