Meet Michelle


Michelle had a brain stem stroke about 14 years ago. It was May 1999 in Victoria, BC, Canada. She has her business degree and almost had her private pilot license.

Michelle spent six years in Victoria after her stroke, before she moved to the BC Interior. Some of her family lives here in Vernon and are able to help more here.

Since she moved, she began painting landscapes. With help from a good friend and by putting her arm in a sling, she paints using acrylics. From these paintings, she sells cards, prints , calendars and magnets. This gives her a little extra to supplement her monthly disability cheque that is less than a thousand dollars.

Michelle is quadriplegic, has a weak neck and can’t speak. She clicks morse code into a computer that speaks for her. She also has to eat blended food.

Michelle now lives in her own place and has an art room to create and paint when she wants.

Michelle's Blog

Fall 2014 Update

The Christmas Shoporama is here in Vernon again in November. I’m continuing to paint and getting ready for a couple more craft fairs in Kamloops. I just got my new 2015 calendars yesterday. T’is the season to think of Christmas shopping!

Summer 2014 Update

WOW I disappeared again I’m sorry. Life just gets in the way. I had an email from an art galley in New York . What is that about with little ole me? The Christmas Shoporama is here in Vernon again in … Continued

Happy New Years!

WOW I disappeared I’m sorry. Happy New Years. I hope everyone had a great Christmas. For the first time in over 15 years I stayed in Vernon. I was at a couple craft fairs in Kamloops and the Christmas Shoporama … Continued

2014 Calendars Available

I hope everyone had a good summer. I spent time at Shuswap Lake. Next years calendar is ready to go and for ten dollars can be yours. In October we will be going to Victoria for a book signing event at … Continued