Michelle Nyberg is a visual artist living on Hornby Island, BC. Her acrylic mixed-media paintings explore her surroundings at home and her travels to historically rich, far-away places.
Her formal art training began at Langara College and was followed by a year at NSCAD in Nova Scotia.
Her previous creative endeavours include working as a clay artist and designing and building gypsy caravans for her company Hornby Island Caravans.
Since 2019, Michelle has been working as a full-time artist and has exhibited in two solo shows on Hornby Island as well as participated in group shows.
Exploration of the world around me is a never-ending source of inspiration.
My home on Hornby Island inspires me to look closer and take notice of the small details in the larger, beautiful picture, and my travels to far-away places satisfies my urge to explore the cultures and landscapes that are so different from my everyday life.
With my semi-abstract paintings, I work to capture the essence of the places that enchant me. My process allows the paintings to unfold through a mix of intuition and control, adding and subtracting layers until that essence is found.