Hi, I’m Michelle. I’m an illustrator, artist and surface pattern designer. Originally from Canada, I went on a study abroad program to Florence while doing my bachelor of fine arts degree and never really moved back. Now I live in rural southern Italy with my husband and our dogs.
I love breathing life into products using beautiful art. I don’t want to simply look at my work on a flat screen, I want it to come alive and work in harmony with the product to make something both beautiful and useful that people will treasure. I enjoy a good challenge and thanks to my secret superpower of intense concentration I can draw for hours at a time.
I love mixing traditional with digital media and experimenting with genre and style.
You will usually find me with a pencil or a wacom stylus in my hand listening to podcasts while I draw. When not in my studio I am usually taking long walks with my husband and our dog, reading or inventing new types of soup. I love documentaries and have a penchant for science fiction shows, victorian detective fiction and earl grey tea.