Michelle Darwin

Portrait of Michelle Darwin

About Me

I am a painter and storyteller. I am drawn to capturing the memories we have of our homes, gardens, and favourite places. For the past several years, I have been growing colours in the form of natural dyes on my small farm in rural Nova Scotia. It has been an experience like no other and has allowed me to meet so many wonderful artisans and creatives.

Painted Stories

Painted Stories is where you can find tools to help you live your most engaged creative life, view beautiful art as it is created, and learn the stories behind the works. I share my experiences & learnings regularly on the blog in hopes of helping others feel inspired, motivated, and accompanied as they pursue their creative work – whatever form it may take.

Vibrant Acres

Vibrant Acres is where you can learn the story behind the dye farm project, see the colours that can be created from plants, and learn more about purchasing Nova Scotia grown natural dyes.

Get in touch

You can reach me at michelledarwin@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you.