The paintings & prints of Michelle Wiebe
sabbatical [ səˈbatikəl ]
noun: sabbatical · plural noun: sabbaticals a period of paid leave granted to a college teacher for study or travel, traditionally every seventh year; adjective: sabbatical of or relating to a sabbatical.
Michelle Wiebe has exhibited her work from Nova Scotia to British Columbia and had the unique privilege of painting a mural with a group of children in Africa. She has been a fixture in the Airdrie art scene for several years, with work included in three AIRdirondack Art Projects, Artists’ Alley banner project, Art-in-Motion bus pass, and the Main Street mural project. Most recently she has become involved in Calgary’s utility box painting project as well as Art Battle, a finalist and winner in several live competitive painting events.
This past year has been a time of sabbatical for Michelle; a time of leave to focus on creative experimentation, change and growth. Previously she fulfilled the role of Pastor of Kids’ Ministry at the Airdrie Alliance Church where she travelled extensively, working with children in places such as Turkey, Hungary and Swaziland.
Michelle’s goal is to convey truth in her art, whether through representational images or through symbolism as a painter and printmaker. To read more about her inspiration and process, please visit her online at http://www.michellewiebe.com.