The Artist

I had a conversation with my mother, France, years ago about the artistic fibre in the family. I was really curious about my new found passion. She spoke to me about her own path in the visual arts. When she was a teen in Cegep in Lévis, she would skip classes and take the Lévis-Québec ferry (le traversier), cross the St-Lawrence River to sell her Château Frontenac charcoal drawings on an Old Quebec City street named “la Rue du trésor“. In fact, artists still showcase and sell their art to tourists and locals today.  Also, my aunt Murielle, her sister, was a very accomplished artist. In fact,  her paintings still adorn medical clinics, dental clinics and other establishments in Beauce region.  My mother told me that as a child, I would sit for hours with my watercolours, my paint and colour pencils. There was nothing else I loved doing more than create.

I have a close friend of mine in Quebec City, who is an established artist, making a living off her paintings. She’s an amazing soul and a very inspiring woman. It was in the home studio that the artist in me re-emerged in February of 2012 as she insisted I create something. She knew I had it in me before I even did !  I’ve dabbled now in it for a few years and plan to continue as it is a great way to meditate, to focus, ground and re-centre.

Here are a few of my latest creations. It’s very abstract, spiritual or even intuitive.  I don’t have a specific technique or artistic approach. I look at my blank canvas, meditate and follow my instincts. I never know what my paintings will look like.  I never plan ahead. I simply let it flow out of me onto the canvas. Here are a few paintings of my 2015 collection.

Enjoy !

Sacred Fire
Sacred Fire / Feu sacré

Name : “Swadhisthana” – Sacred Fire / Feu Sacré
Mixed media on canvas / Médias mixtes sur toile
24 X 36
April / Avril 2015

Title : Clarity / Clarté Mixed media on canvas / Médias mixtes sur toile 24 X 36 February / Février 2015
Name : Clarity / Clarté

Name : Clarity / Clarté
Mixed media on canvas / Médias mixtes sur toile
24 X 36
February / Février 2015

Name : Walking in the shadows of death
Name : Walking in the shadows of death

Name :Walking in the shadows of death
Mixed media on canvas / Médias mixtes sur toile
16 X 20
September 2015

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Name : DIyati “Soar”

Name : DIyati
Mixed media on canvas / Médias mixtes sur toile
16 X 20
November 2015

An honor to the women who overcame breast cancer Mixed media on canvas 16 x 20
Name : Rose – A tribute to women who overcame breast cancer

Name  : Rose – A tribute to women who overcame breast cancer
Mixed media on canvas / Médias mixtes sur toile
16 X 20
December 2015