Artist • Author-Illustrator
• Maze Creator
**Current Guinness World Record Holder For The World's Largest Hand-Drawn Maze**
Wizard World Maze Books Now Available!
Art Revolution Taipei 2021
One of 334 artist finalist from 82 countries to exhibit work at the revolutionary A.R.T. in Taiwan.
Soul Searching Exhibition
Located inside of the Grosse Pointe War Memorial
Posterity Gallery, 17005 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe, MI
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Michelle Boggess-Nunley is an international artist from Detroit, Michigan, specializing in representational paintings, storybook illustration and maze making. She is the current Guinness World Record holder for the Largest Hand-Drawn Maze, which was completed over a 3.5 month period to benefit youth art programs left underfunded due to Covid-19. Her paintings have been displayed at exhibitions such as Art Revolution Taiwan 2020, ArtExpo NY 2018, and galleries such as the Jackson Junge Gallery in Chicago. Michelle is the creator of 'Wizard World Mazes', an illustrated maze series, 'I am a Lenny', a children's picture book that celebrates differences' along with various activity books, short stories and greeting card designs. Her work often highlights diversity, with a strong statement that there is strength in differences.
Michelle has dedicated her professional life to creating and bringing art to others through her stories and classes. In an effort to bring art to under-served communities and learning centers in her local community, Michelle started On The Gogh Studio in April 2019. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators, serves on the Board of the Grosse Pointe Artist Association and is accredited through STEM for her maze-making course.
"Art and creating have been in every aspect of my life since the very beginning. As a child, I grew up with Tourettes Syndrome, OCD and ADD -- creating was how I dealt with the awkwardness of every day life as the weird kid. With a paint brush, anything was possible. Any world could be created, and any story could be told. Those differences that I grew up with as a child, and eventually grew out of as an adult, helped shape the road that I went down with my art. One thing I've learned, that I try to teach others, is that we all have little quirks that make us unique. Plant those quirks instead of suppressing them. Water them. Let them grow into big, beautiful, weird looking gardens for the world to see --- because can you imagine how boring the world would be if we were all the same?"