Michelle Austen is a fulltime Calgary artist. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Michelle has called Calgary home since 1979. For over 30 years Michelle has attended numerous formal art classes, workshops and residencies in the pursuit of her highly successful career.
Her focus is on creating artwork that reflects her inner self…an untiring passion to produce colourful and exciting expressions in oil and acrylic that play on our emotions! It’s this artistic inspiration and enthusiasm that led to Michelle being invited by the Calgary School Board to participate in their Artist-in-Residence program to teach art to hundreds of elementary students each year. Additionally, dozens of Calgary youth and adults benefit each year from her private art instruction classes in her home studio.
“I hope my art inspires other to do what they love. I walk my talk and believe in my abilities to do what I am passionate about- creating art. I wish to share my knowledge with likeminded souls and inspire them to follow their dreams. I believe it is possible to create our life, to work hard, to find the tools, to focus and get clear on what we truly want.”