What inspires me? When the right light turns something mundane into something beautiful and changes my mood. I feel special to have witnessed it and try to capture the feeling in my art. I want to hear not that you've been to that location but that you've felt that moment before.
Like when the sun lights up a drab forest scene with a blaze of colour just before sunset

 

Biography

Although born in Québec, Michelle was raised in Kingston Ontario.  Her pride of the downtown core as well as the beautiful areas that surround this town are represented in the work she does.  Landscapes and cityscapes alike reflect her passion for the natural beauty of the place she calls home. 

 

Education

2018    "Plein-Air Painting Advanced" with John David Anderson, Haliburton

2017    “Painting with the Three Foot Brush” with John David Anderson, Midland

2016    “Painting the Figure” with Daniel Hughes, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston

2001    Graphic Design, St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Ontario

Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2018   Heather Haynes Gallery, Gananoque

2017    Art After Dark (spring and fall), Kingston

2016    Pan Chancho, Kingston

2016    Piggery Gallery, Newburgh

2015    Socialist Pig Café, Gananoque

2015    Purple House Café, Gananoque

Duo Shows

2016    Socialist Pig Café, Gananoque

2015    Windmills Restaurant, Kingston

Group Shows

2018    Ivy Lea Club, Ivy Lea

2018    Gallery Raymond, Kingston

2018    Heather Haynes Gallery, Gananoque

2018    Art After Dark, Small Batch Cafe

2017    Small Batch Café, Kingston

2016    Small Batch Café, Kingston

2015    #Hashtag Gallery, Toronto

2014    Art Battle #108, Kingston

 

Publications

2018   Profile Kingston Magazine, Fall Issue

2012   Hanna's Little Red Wheelbarrow, Illustrator

 

Teaching

2017    Informal Adult Instructional Group Workshops, The Tett Center, Kingston

2016    Instructor for Art Zone, Agnes Etherington Art Center, Kingston

2016    Private In-Home Instructional Group Workshops, Ontario

2016    Guest Instructor, Enterprise Elementary School, Enterprise