Archelle has a BFA and MFA from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
After living in Michigan and Texas, she settled in Wisconsin. For eight years she was an editor for Little Golden Books and for twelve years owned and operated Snowstar Ltd. Stationery stores in Sturgeon Bay and Fish Creek.
She has been painting full-time for the last dozen years, studying with Master Artists in Wisconsin and Arizona.
Archelle has been known as Buttons since “preemie” incubator days when she was red and scraggly. Family visits weren’t to see the new baby, but to see the “button-nose” which soon became shortened to “Buttons.” She signs her work with her given name, Archelle.
She lives in the Door County woods with a rescue dog and Dutch husband.