Michaela Ivancova, also called Machi Mela, is a passionate artist that finds inspiration in nature and own experiences. She focuses on depicting events from her personal life and her own states of mind.
Michaela is a graduate of Presov University in Slovakia with a Major in Fine Arts. As part of her studies, she also attended Shenzhen University in China and Rzeszow University in Poland in order to get broader views of art scenes in the world. Drawings, painting, and wood working became a part of her daily life.
Michaela also studied ILAC College in Vancouver. Coming to Vancouver and then to Whistler has opened many possibilities for her artistic visions. British Columbia nature, especially mountains and animals has become her new inspirations. She has recently created a series of animal drawings, and paintings of mountains she explored. Last but not least, a Bison has become a new motives for her creation, especially in a wood media.