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Michele Clarkson was born
in 1961, in Toronto, Ontario, and she grew up in a small town that bears her name,
"Clarkson". She spent much of her childhood with a paint brush or a sketching
pad in her hand and she can't remember a time that she did not dream of becoming a
professional artist. Although Michele is mostly self taught, she attended
the Ontario College of Art on a part-time basis and focused her studies on
painting and colour theory.

While raising her two boys and working as a graphic designer, Michele never lost her desire to paint full time. She moved
north to Penetanguishene, Ontario, on the picturesque shore of Georgian Bay and in 1997, with a body of wildlife and nature paintings behind her, Michele was accepted into her
first exhibition. The overwhelming response to her work encouraged Michele to paint on a full time basis and she has never looked back.

The great joy that painting gives to Michele is an emotion which is reflected in her work as she endeavours to capture a moment in time. All animals are individuals and capturing their personalities is a challenge that lends credibility to her work. Michele spends countless hours painting layers of
colour in order to achieve the depth and detail which has become a distinguishing characteristic of her work.

Michele has enjoyed great success in just a few short years. She has been invited to exhibit in some of the most prestigious art shows in Ontario, including the McMichael Gallery, The National Capital Fine Art Festival and the Buckhorn Wildlife Art Festival. In 1998 , she was one of six finalist's out of 350 artists for Ducks Unlimiteds Artist of the Year and her acrylic painting of a beaver was chosen for the 2001 Ducks Unlimited Art Print Portfolio. Michele was honoured
to have been chosen as the Buckhorn Festival's 2000 Cover Artist.

Michele has recentlybeen selected as the winning artist for the 20th Anniversary Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp and Print Program. Her painting that will be unveiled
in the spring will be the image for the 2004 conservation stamp, limited edition print, Giclée and other WHC products. The stamp is purchased by Canadian waterfowl hunters and affixed to migratory game bird hunting permits in order to validate them. The stamp and print are sold to collectors across Canada and the US and over the past 19 years have helped to raise over $28 million for hundreds of wildlife
habitat conservation projects. Wildlife Habitat Canada is a national, non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to building partnerships with landowners, governments,
non-government organizations and industry to conserve habitat for all wildlife in Canada.

Michele has published seven limited edition Giclée prints;
Marsh Mischief (raccoon), Red Among the Green (red squirrel), A Golden Moment (golden retriever), Autumn Mist
(landscape), Forest Forager (chipmunk), Preening-trumpeter swan (set of trumpeter swans), and Shadow Maker (killdeer). The Ducks Unlimited Artist's Proof, At Home (beaver), is available for sale through Michele and orders are now being
accepted for the WHC Medallion Edition Stamp and Print that includes a personalized remarque.



 
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Special Achievements:
  • 2000 Buckhorn Festival Cover Artist
    Michele was honoured to have been chosen as this years Buckhorn Festival’s 2000 Cover Artist.
     
  • 2004 Wildlife Habitat Canada Stamp and Print
    Michele has recently been selected as the winning artist for the 20th Anniversary Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp and Print Program. Her painting that will be unveiled
    in the spring will be the image for the 2004 conservation stamp, limited edition print, Giclee and other WHC products. The stamp is purchased by Canadian waterfowl hunters and affixed to migratory game bird hunting permits in order to validate them. The stamp and print are sold to collectors across Canada and the US and over the past 19 years have helped to raise over $28 million for hundreds of wildlife
    habitat conservation projects. Wildlife Habitat Canada is a national, non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to building partnerships with landowners, governments,
    non-government organizations and industry to conserve habitat for all wildlife in Canada.
     
  • 2001 Ducks Unlimited Art Print Portfolio

     

 

 
 
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