leaves-cropped8layersMichelle Atkins is an artist, mother, and teacher (fine arts and drama specialist) in Salmon Arm, B.C.

She was educated at UBC, BCIT and Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. Her mother, Kathy Atkins, grandmother Joan Larson and great-grandmother Marjorie Cooper have all contributed to her education, inspiration and natural drive in the arts!  The apple does not fall far from the magic tree.

She is following her passion and living with purpose for her calling in the arts and education. Her ideas for her creative pursuits come to her in dreams, drawings, collaborative and individual brainstorm sessions or during peaceful meditation or yoga. She has been teaching kids and youth for over 20 years.

meandqMichelle & Quinn at Quaaout Lodge, Little Shuswap Lake – photo by Hana Hermanek