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 in the process of renovating an 150-year old farmhouse, building out a cottage garden homestead, and growing colours on my colour farm, Vibrant Acres. As a result, I am not currently creating custom Painted Stories or adding new content to this website.

Many of my paintings are available as prints in my Etsy shop or in person at various fairs around Nova Scotia.

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 ♥