Originally from Pincourt, Quebec, I always had an
attraction for arts. For ten years simultaneously, I played the
accordion and danced classical ballet. As for drawing, I was often told
that I had inherited the artistic talent of my paternal grandmother.
When I was a teenager, I participated in several art workshops at
Brault and Bouthillier in Montreal. A creative passion then began.
After my studies in Special care counselling at the Sherbrooke’s
College, I resumed my artistic process. I explored oil and pastel
before attending classes with painter Claire Lantagne. She helped me
develop my right brain during my drawing classes and understand the
basics of watercolor. Unfortunately, I stopped creating to go to work
as an educator. It is only twelve years later, after a final return to
Sherbrooke, that I plunged back into painting.
I prefer watercolor, instead of oil, because the medium fascinates me
more for its transparency and fluidity. To help me regain confidence in
my work, I took classes with Pierre Jeanson, a renowned painter in the
Eastern Townships. During his classes, it helped me showcase my talent
as a painter. Now I have added acrylic to my artistic palette. It
allows me to travel in an additional space, for both the new formats
and for my creativity. Throughout my work, I try to transmit my joy
while harmonising colors.
So now, get inspired by my work by browsing through my little pleasures!
At the heart of my creative process that uses different
techniques, my artistic work has always had a connection with
happiness. As part of my career as a special care counsellor, I
realized that the base of psychology, we take for granted, is focused
on positive reinforcement. So I decided to that I would transmit joy
through my work. Initially, I try to keep the pleasure of painting
subjects that inspire me. Then I try to provoke a positive emotion for
the viewer, through my subject. Intuitive process is very important in
my dynamic approach.
My style is sometimes figurative, when I paint in watercolor and my
vibrant colors try to emphasize the beauty of our surroundings. While
in acrylic, I escape in a totally abstract world to make room for the
spontaneity of the gesture.
Since I paint professionally, I observe more the scenes from my daily
life. The nature and color of the sky, which changes with the seasons,
inspire me deeply. In my themes, I increasingly use rounded shapes.
When I paint, I forget the outside world and let my mood dictate my
brushstrokes. Once the work is done, it must, first of all, speak for
itself and it must create and allow room for multiple interpretations.
But you will notice that the titles I need to create to guide the
viewer and support my subjects, all have a positive connotation in my
initial pursuit of happiness. My choices of titles want to create, in
their own way, music to our ears, as my creations want to be a beauty
for the eyes.
Through my work, I hope to provoke a smile, carry people elsewhere or
evoke positive emotional memories. Above all, I have a lot of fun
creating paintings with joyful or serene accents to bring some magic in
the lives of art lovers.