Michelle Thevenot (Durell) is nature-inspired Artist based in Osler, SK, Canada. She specializes in chainsaw carved sculptures in rustic logs, wood power carving, and handcrafted natural fur garments.
Michelle grew up in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and studied Art Education at the University of Saskatchewan. Her artistic background originally focused on painting and drawing, but she craved a more tactile experience in the visual arts. Sculpture and textile arts developed as a progressive challenge to try new things and to connect with natural resources.
Michelle’s ancestral Scandinavian-Canadian family roots are historically tied to the forestry and fur trades which inspires her connection to the land and sustainable use of natural resources. Michelle creates in her “free time,” which is a precious commodity in addition to life’s adventures. Besides art, her days are filled as a work-from-home Mom balancing office time, modern homesteader tendencies, property development projects, hunting, trapping, fishing, and other wilderness excursions.