Lot 14

TANGIER MOROCCO by Michelle Guitard

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Artist: Michelle Guitard
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 30''x 40''


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About This Piece
The title of this piece is representative of its inception during my extensive travels throughout Morocco in 2023. Tangier in particular sank deeply into my bones. The dualities of culture both past and present infused my drawings and paintings as I retraced the steps of artists before me.


“The light of Tangier is mellow and the city is a painter's paradise” 
—Henri Matisse, Tangier, Morocco 1912-1913 


Michelle Guitard is a Canadian artist born in the 60s in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is currently living in St. George Ontario, while spending time painting in France, Mexico, Spain, Ireland, and Morocco. 


For the last 10 years, she has owned and operated Art and Soul Creative. She teaches extensively throughout the world and from her studio in St. George. She facilitates monthly weekend art workshop retreats in Collingwood, Ontario, as well as art retreats in San Miguel Mexico, Italy, France, and Morocco. She also spends much of her time mentoring students through her monthly mentorship program. 


Michelle was accepted to the prestigious 6-week Artist Residency in Orquevaux, France in April of 2023. She was awarded the Denis Diderot Grant and Emerging Artist Grant for this residency. She has recently been awarded a spot at The Westcove Estate Atelier Artist Residency in Ireland for May 2024. 


Michelle studied Fine Arts/Graphic Design at the University of Guelph, York University, and Georgian College. She also holds an addiction caseworker diploma from the University of McMaster.

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