Michelle Montague is a mixed media artist based in Toronto, Canada. Drawing and painting for nearly 20 years, Michelle spent her formative years in Edmonton and Windsor before returning to Toronto in 1996. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ontario College of Arts and Design (now OCADU). Michelle has exhibited in the Greater Toronto Area in galleries and public spaces such as Gallery 1313, The Papermill Gallery, Metro Hall and the Mississauga Heritage Centre. Michelle’s work has also exhibited in Montreal at the Le Canal Gallery – Montreal Art Centre.
Michelle’s work involves themes about Nature, life energy and the process of rejuvenation. Her current body of work explores the experience and understanding of these themes.
There’s a place in Toronto that I love to visit. It’s home to various local wildlife and is a waypoint for migratory birds. The trees are densely packed and the light that bounces off their leaves casts a kaleidoscope of shadows on the forest floor. As I look north, south, east and west, it is here that I feel grounded, deep in thought and entranced by the sunlight.
This work is part of "The View From Here", a growing series of paintings which depicts the surrounding scenes viewed from some of my favourite spots inside Marie Curtis Park.