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Michele Cullen Russell

My work reflects my desire to live a life of simple pleasures and to express gratitude for where I live and for the people around me.

Painting allows me the freedom to visualize these feelings and thoughts that I would not be able to express otherwise. Through colour, shape, and line, I enjoy the process of trying to capture and express these feelings. I always try to be spontaneous and loose while still having some control over the fun chaos happening in front of me.

Showing my artwork has not been a priority over the past 25 years due to an opportunity to start up a retail plant nursery with my husband and his family. I continued to paint during this time but only as a personal passion. A studio was built at the nursery where I worked as time permitted. The studio door was always open to visitors and I participated in local open studio tours.

I am now showing my work on Salt Spring Island in the casual relaxed environment of Rhubarb Designs/The Shop, which provides the right environment for exhibiting my work alongside other local artists.

Works held in private collections in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and in Sendai and Osaka, Japan.

 

Solo Exhibitions

  • 1991 Chayamachi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
  • 1991 Cinq Gallery, Sendai, Japan
  • 1991 Kenmin Gallery, Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan.

Group Exhibitions

  • 2012 – 2015 CACSP bi-annual open studio tours, North Saanich, BC
  • 2013 Threaded Lines, Fallen Tree Art Studio/ Gallery, North Saanich, BC
  • 1991 Kenmin Gallery, Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan.
  • 1989 Concordia Student Gallery
  • 1988 Mural Project, Concordia Student Gallery

Education

  • 1987 – 92 BFA, Major in Painting and Drawing, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, with a break from
  • 1989 – 1991 when I was living in Japan and working in various studios with artists in Sendai and Osaka.

Representation
Rhubarb Designs/The Shop, 105-149 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island

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Born 1958, in Vancouver, BC

Currently living and working in North Saanich, Vancouver Island, BC.

To contact me or visit my studio
please email cullenrussell@telus.net

Michele Cullen Russell
Born 1958, in Vancouver, BC

Currently living and working in North Saanich, Vancouver Island, BC.

To contact me or visit my studio
please email cullenrussell@telus.net

Representation
Rhubarb Designs/The Shop, 105-149 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island