Michelle Darwin

Portrait of Michelle Darwin

About Me

I live in beautiful Montreal, Canada. While growing up in Ottawa, I transferred to an arts school part way through high school and it was one of the best things I’ve ever done. I fell in love with photography and the printmaking process. I studied photography at university but it was rapidly going digital and I missed the darkroom. After graduating, I began working in web and found a new home in coding. Eventually, so much time spent staring at a screen and rushing to match the pace of web technology felt uninspiring. So, I created a home studio and began drawing and painting to find balance.

I live downtown in a sunny flat and it’s one of my favourite places to be. Montreal is a city of weather extremes and I also find myself living by the seasons. Winters are spent devouring books and movies and cooking warm meals. Summers are filled with gardening, preparing fresh foods from our farm basket and enjoying good conversations on patios. I can often be found exploring the city by bike or on foot, drawing, or having coffee with friends.