Michelle Whitten LaCour

The Art



  • Primarily Watercolour

  • Acrylic
  • Monotype
  • Encaustic

Approach / Inspiration

I am inspired by the bounty of nature around me, from the Newfoundland landscape to the delicate plants that cling with tenacity to this windswept rock I call home.  

My love of gardening and my photography passion have combined to bring the beauty of colour and light into my paintings. I strive to transport the viewer into the seductive and complex world of flowers or the wild and beautiful landscape.


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:

  • The Wilds Collective, Wilds Resort, NL (2021 - present)
    Get Stuffed Restaurant, St. John’s, NL (2011 - present)
    Art at the Gate, Twillingate , NL (2019)
    Grounds Cafe, Portugal Cove, NL (2019, 2022)
    Rooted in Art: Buds, Blooms, & Berries, NL (2020)
    Plant Portraits, St. John’s City Hall, NL (2019)
    MUN Garden & Nature Exhibit, NL (2011 - 2019)
    Rooted in Art: Native Plants of Newfoundland & Labrador, NL (2018)
    Cynthia Noel Art Gallery, St. John’s, NL (2005 - Guest Artist
  •     Art in the Garden, 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