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Although born in Québec, Michelle was raised in Kingston Ontario.  Her pride in the downtown core – as well as the beautiful areas that surround this town.

Michelle seeks balance of light and shadow in her artwork. Whether her subject be deep forest or urban landscape, her goal is the same. How the sunset wraps around the trunk of a tree or lights up the windows of a building can transform shapes into magic. Light and shadow symbolize the balance of society and solitude. Michelle finds energy in the city to fuel her inpiration and is drawn to the woods to decompress and reflect.


“I did, for a long time, chase all these things that I wasn’t good at; I was trying to fill the void to get better at the things I was bad at. But it wasn’t until I leaned into and really accepted just what naturally happens and enjoy the process. Whatever naturally happens, you’re going to find an audience and the sense of self that comes from when you actually put your spirit on the canvas and people like it.

from a 2018 interview in Profile Kingston Magazine


2018     Drawing from the figure with Daniel Hughes

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


2019   Queen’s Quarterly, spring issue

2018   Profile Kingston Magazine, Fall Issue

2012   Hanna’s Little Red Wheelbarrow, Illustrator


2019    Oil Workshops at The Tett Centre, Kingston.

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

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

2016    Private In-Home Instructional Group Workshops, Ontario

2016-19   Guest Instructor, Enterprise Elementary School, Enterprise


Solo Shows

2019    Gallery Raymond, Kingston

2019    Kingston General Hospital, Kingston

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

2019   Balance Bewteen with Sara Alex Mullen     Santini Gallery, Ottawa

2016    Socialist Pig Café, Gananoque

2015    Windmills Restaurant, Kingston

Group Shows

2019    Cline House Gallery, Cornwall

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

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