Michelle Morin’s illustrations serve as an aesthetic reminder to enjoy summer to it’s fullest. Living and working on the North Shore of Massachusetts, Morin has worked for many years in the horticultural field cultivating a true relationship with plants, wildlife, and their distinctive habitats.
Having studied painting and art history at Massachusetts College of Art, she combines her two loves: painting and nature, creating artworks that are in full bloom. With many years designing and maintaining gardens, Morin has narrowed her primary focus to nature as a subject to reference.
She works to convey the beauty and complexities of nature using texture, pattern, and narrative elements throughout her work, which range from elaborate watercolor and gouache compositions on paper to vast and more layered paintings on canvas. Through her travels, she continues to seek out inspiration from the natural world while honing in on the unique details that define each place.
Take a look at some of her striking artworks and follow her Instagram page for more summer inspiration.