My Story

Hi, I’m Michelle.

About - Michelle Darwin - Painted StoriesI am a farmer, artist, maker, and storyteller living in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. I love to work with my hands – whether this is capturing afternoon sunlight in a painting, creating new garden spaces, harvesting armloads of flowers, knitting a scarf, or restoring an old farmhouse, it is as essential to me as breathing.

I am not currently offering custom Painted Stories or sharing new content on this website. After giving Painted Stories three years of love and effort, it has come time to focus on other things – like growing vibrant colours on my farm!

Remaining print stock will continue to be available in the shop.

If you are a maker or run a creative business in the area, please get in touch! I’d love to meet local makers to encourage each of us to feel inspired, supported, and emboldened to live our best creative life.

Thank you for stopping by ♥