Michael Vain has been painting and drawing since old enough to hold a brush, and has been selling his work since an early age. He has worked as a freelance artist for most of his life, and began painting furniture in 1985. Today, he continues to work in a variety of creative mediums with his wife, Michelle.
He wears a multitude of hats in the creation and promotion of his art and writing, and in the creation, promotion, and maintainence of the Reincarnations website. Together with his wife Michelle, they offer a line of custom built, hand painted furniture from their home studio.
In addition to creating artwork, Michael enjoys writing and computer-related interests. In between art projects, he spends his time on web design and as an aspiring writer. Michael has completed his first novel, and his work can be found on Smashwords.com. He has several more novels outlined for completion in the near future.
Michelle Vain has joined Michael in his endeavors at Reincarnations. When Michael first met Michelle, she was attending Tiffin University in Ohio as a psychology major specializing in addiction counseling. She graduated with her B.A. in 2010. They met through their mutual love for photography, and discovered a deep connection that blossomed into a mutual attraction and a respect for each other that defies conventional explanation. As partners, they help each other in their indiviadual pursuits and goals; Michelle has inspired Michael to greater intensity in his work in Reincarnations and elsewhere, and is currently with the designs of new furniture pieces as they take Reincarnations forward to its next level.
Besides photography, Michelle shows great talent in her artwork, and works with Michael to create new works of functional art. Together, they plan to attend future Contemporary craft and artisan shows across the country.
Michelle and Michael were married in 2014, and look forward to their artistic life journey together.