Michelle Whitten Lacour

The Art



  • Primarily Watercolour

  • Acrylic
  • Monotype
  • Encaustic

Approach / Inspiration

I am inspired by the bounty of nature around me. The seasons of my garden gives me unlimited access to subjects for my work. My love of gardening and my photography passion have combined to bring the beauty of colour and light into my brilliant watercolour florals. As I begin my botanical art exploration, I am amazed at the complex beauty and tenacity of the fragile plants that call this windswept rock home. 


My love of art began when I was a child, sketching scenes of my hometown of Petty Harbour, NL. I began painting watercolour landscapes over twenty five years ago, capturing the unique light of the Newfoundland landscape. For the past several years I have concentrated on painting nature and florals. 

Exhibitions / Awards 

I have exhibited in numerous group exhibitions throughout my art career, most recently the following:

  • Art in the Garden, MUN Botanical Garden, NL (2017) - Group
  • Ericaceous Art Show, MUN Botanical Garden, NL (2017) - Group
  • Arts Northeast, Hampton Inn (2013 - 2016) - Group
  • Seasons of the Heart Exhibit, MUN Botanical Garden, NL (2005) - Solo


  • Arts Northeast
  • Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • ​Tuesday Art Group, MUN Botanical Garden