MICHÈLE ATKINSON is a contemporary expressive figurative artist living in Montreal, Canada. She grew up in Quebec City and studied beaux-arts five years at a private school in Varennes, Quebec .  Rendering emotion and atmosphere through her drawings and paintings of the human face and form or organic subjects is her focus. She creates her mixed media paintings on paper, mylar or canvas with a technique of graphite, charcoal, acrylic and oil sticks. Her work has been represented in galleries in Montreal, Toronto and Quebec City, and traveled at Affordable Art Fairs in Florida, England and HongKong.  

Journal

Drawn to Expression

Drawn to Expression

When I discovered artist Gillian Lee Smith, I immersed myself in her online workshop Drawn to Expression during my studio confinement. It is almost like doing an Artist Residency! The richness of her teaching and material nourished and delighted me. More important it...

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Vent de changement/Wind of Change

Vent de changement/Wind of Change

L'exposition printanière annuelle avec jury liée à l'événement Portes ouvertes du Complexe Canal LACHINE est devenue virtuelle en raison de la pandémie. Mon oeuvre BRISEUSES DE SILENCE rend hommage aux femmes qui ont dénoncé le harcèlement sexuel et mondialisé le...

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MEXICO, inspiration

MEXICO, inspiration

My stay in San Miguel de Allende far from the 2020 winter was shortened due to Covid 19. But I still spent six glorious weeks enjoying warm people, new friends, the fabulous light, the music and the architecture, all food for the heart and soul. I had the great...

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