September Artist of the Month: Michel Martel
Title of Painting: Hiking Campbell Mountain
Acrylic and Oil on Canvas.
Size: “20” X 24”
Michel Martel was born in Quebec City and currently lives between Naramata, BC and Bellevue, WA. In his work life and in his art life Michel, travelled the world feeding his passion for colour and culture.
An artist since childhood, Michel gathers inspiration from his travels both locally and abroad. He had the opportunity to present his work in Quebec City, Seattle, Buenos Aires, and, of course, here in BC. He was initially trained at a private art academy in Quebec City and later participated in many art workshops in Seattle, USA and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
We loved this one as summer comes to an end and we transition into fall, we thought this painting beautifully captured the light and colours from this time of year.
In fact, it feels like it’s time to pour our Unoaked Chardonnay and sit on the patio on a cool, late summer evening.
Michel is a member of the Naramata Arts Studio and the Federation of Canadian Artists with art displayed at Lang Vineyard year round. You can see his most recent paintings on Instagram at @michel_martel_arts.