Michelle Wiebe is a multi-disciplinary artist focused primarily on painting, printmaking and letterpress. Her work is characterized by simple subject matter rendered with bold colour and line work. She began her journey as an artist at an early age after being accepted to the Langley Fine Arts School. There she immersed herself in all aspects of visual art making. She continued developing her skills at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, eventually finding her voice through paint and ink.
Recently she has done work for the City of Calgary and Heritage Park (at the Strathmore Standard). Her studio is located in Cochrane Alberta and she is a member of Alberta Printmakers and the Leighton Artist Centre.
About Michelle's new abstract works:
'These mixed media letterpress pieces are an exploration of my family’s Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) heritage. The initial hand printed layers of were made from hand carved linocut blocks, the images carved were an interpretation of traditional Ojibwe beading patterns. Once the blocks were set into the printing press, the paper was printed multiple times, one pass and block arrangement for each colour added. The art piece was then mounted to a birch cradled panel and multiple layers of acrylic texture medium and washes of paint were added in response to the printed image to conceal or reveal aspects to the viewer.'
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