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Portrait artist Michelle Lassaline connects people of all ages with the magic of art and animals.

Dressed in handmade paper-mache animal masks and costumes, Michelle paints watercolor portraits of people as any animal of their choice.


She has performed for numerous private events and non-profit fundraisers, for the City of Seattle Parks, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Seattle Mayor's Arts Awards, the Northwest Public Art Consortium Conference, and more. You can book "You as an Animal" for your event,

or find her throughout the year at public markets like the Pike Place Evening Market, Fremont Sunday Market, or the Vashon Farmers Market.



Follow @_youasananimal for current public appearances and whereabouts!


Michelle is an interdisciplinary artist. In addition to watercolor portraits and mask-making, Michelle works in video, textiles, found-object sculpture, painting, and illustration. Find out more at