Michelle Barkway is an abstract landscape artist inspired by the tall trees and cold seas of her home on Vancouver Island.
A former biologist, she incorporates her knowledge and understanding of the natural world into her paintings.
Working primarily in acrylics, Michelle has developed a unique and recognizable painting style. Using hard edge lines, she simplifies intensely complex landscapes into their larger component parts. She works from photos and memories collected while exploring the beaches, forests and trails of Western Canada. Her compositions and colour palettes invite the viewer to take a deep breath and rest their eyes, recalling their own memories of times spent outdoors.