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A native of New Brunswick, Michèle D. Roussel showed an interest in the arts during her early school years. She loved to sketch, read and greatly enjoyed writing poems and short stories. At a young age, Michèle was also introduced to nature and the rural countryside, where she immediately felt at home.

While living in Sept-Iles, Québec, in the early 1980s, she began oil painting, for which she developed a lifelong love. In 1985, she moved to Montreal where she held some exhibits of her work. Since then she has actively pursued her art, experimenting with colour and technique. To her, the act of painting is about emotions, creativity, dedication and passion.

Her canvases represent scenes of her travels across Canada. Subjects of interest range broadly from rural landscapes to harbours, nature, wildlife and urban scenes.

She moved to Toronto in 1992, and then to Orléans, Ontario (near Ottawa) in 2002, where she currently lives. She occasionally exhibits and sells her original works.