Michele Rene is a local Long Beach painter and musician. One of four daughters, her parents always encouraged her artistic endeavors. She is self-taught and has shown at numerous galleries in Orange County and Long Beach. Recently, Michele has also donated artwork to local charity auctions Comprehensive Childhood Development and Heels for Hearts at Long Beach Memorial. She is active in the community as Secretary to the East Village Association and sings in parlor jazz trio The Funny Valentines.