Michelle is a young female creative who expresses herself and inspires others through the art of painting. Besides painting, she is currently busy with her new project, Érbs. A provider of everyday herbs and a community platform to exchange love and wisdom focused on the strength found within nature.
Michelle Bergwijn (24): Artist, herbalist and (almost, haha) sexologist
Her favourite OG Vans Silhouette is the OG Slip-On Checkerboard
On the set of our shoot, we caught a glimpse of your creative process as you painted a beautiful visual from scratch. Can you tell us a little more about this process? For example, where do you find inspiration, and how do you then manage to express yourself on a blank canvas?
My painting process is always very spontaneous. I never use sketches and mostly start with whatever colour and pattern I feel like at that moment. I then paint a face or body over it. It’s never really about the details for me, but more about the colours and movements that express my feelings on the canvas. During the shoot, I felt like creating round movements to symbolise womenhood, Mother Earth and female power. I like to use spiritual symbolism in my work because it turns the process of painting into a ritual for me.