Michelle Vandyk is passionate about light, shadows, colours, and the relationships between living and man-made elements. Her mixed-media art reflects her belief that life is layered, textured, connected and meaningful. She is drawn to the natural world, history and story. Using mixed-media, beeswax, damar resin and oils she paints with fire.
Many years ago Michelle received her BFA in photography and graphic design. Blessed to share her passion for many forms of visual art, Michelle’s three-fold art practice includes: creating art, teaching (high school art and adult workshops) and facilitating visual expression and healing as a certified art therapist in her business, Abide Art & Therapy. Michelle lives with her family and her grand-dog Piper in Chilliwack, BC.
"God is constantly creating, in us, through us, with us, and to co-create with God is our human calling." Madeleine L'Engle