Michelle Ranta

   Grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan—second generation Finnish

    Now painting in her Loring Park Minneapolis studio


 Art Education:

       M.F.A. New York Academy of Art

       B.F.A. University of Michigan

       Studied with Sarah Simblet at Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford

 Currently Tenured Faculty at North Hennepin Community College


  E-mail: rantaportraits@yahoo.com

                 Commissions and Work available for sale


 “My paintings tell a story of humanity.  I am a keen observer and will  inevitably include the life around me into my paintings.  I hope that  you will enjoy finding your own stories and connections in my work.”