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


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e: michellewhitten@bellaliant.net

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