"I remember wandering everywhere as a child with pencils, crayons and paper."
It came as no surprise that art was her primary source of expression considering that Michelle Brown was born with a rare throat disorder.
Born and raised in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Michelle's parents encouraged her early creative inclinations through ballet, piano and art lessons.
She flourished in fine arts and received a Bachelor of Arts at Trinity Western University with an art concentration, history and education minor, accounting, and
fitness certifications. It was often said that her style, subjects and mediums were as varied as her extracurricular interests.
In 2000, Michelle accepted a job with TELUS in Burnaby as an entertainment website producer. As a result of her zeal for adventure sports, she also explored the
world of travel writing under the tutelage of well-known Vancouver movie critic and travel writer, John T.D. Keyes. Her works were published on MyBC.com, Alberta.com and MyTO.com.
Leaving TELUS the fall of 2002, Michelle accepted a finance position with the Abbotsford Police Department while continuing involvements in the local art community. Resuming accounting studies
in 2010, the demands of school and her job temporarily took her focus away from art.
Desiring more time for family and her passion for painting, Michelle decided to move to the quiet recreation area of 108 Mile Ranch, B.C., in March of 2013.
She has been painting primarily landscapes and flowers inspired by her travels around British Columbia and her backyard in the Southern Cariboo. She exhibits her work locally, the Okanagan, and Vancouver.
Her works reflect the complexity and contradiction of her personality: the emergence of tradition with modern life, whimsy with the serious, an eye for detail
and with a desire for simplicity, the interplay of the left and right side of the brain.