I really enjoyed working with Flaubert's literary master piece, Madame Bovary, to achieve a series of layered abstract paintings reminiscent of the French country site, love, lust and all their intricacies.Read More
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Emotions is a new painting series inspired by Gustave Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary. The novel takes place in 19th century provincial France and follows EmmaRead More
I am currently working on a series inspired by the French novel Madame Bovary from Gustave Flaubert. Using charcoal, conté, pastel and acrylic paint I built layersRead More
This year I am resolved to discover a sketching method that works for me. I usually work on large scale canvases that offer me freedom of movement and can withstandRead More
Lately I have been obsessed with mixing green, olive and teal colours in search of the perfect shade to add to my Émotions painting series. I am inspired by moss, lichen and decay. Here is my work in progress and paint samples from the studio.
À la recherche de la teinte parfaite, je continue de mélanger de nouvelles couleurs vertes, olives et turquoises pour ma série Émotions. Je suis inspirée par les mousses forestières, le lichen et la décomposition. Voici mon travail en cours et mes échantillons de peinture.
I often like to switch working from very large canvases to very small ones. I find working on a small scale, in a series, quite freeing. Each is unique and made from theRead More
Inpired by a poem from turn-of-the-century Montréal poet Emile Neligan The Golden Ship, I created a series of four 8"x8" paintings.Read More
THE SHIP OF GOLD - Émile Nelligan
It was a great ship built of solid gold:
Its masts reached to the skies on uncharted seas;
On April 14th, I had the chance to speak with CBC Marie Villeneuve on the radio show Phare Ouest. The live interview at the CBC Vancouver studio covered myRead More
Atmosphère is a new exhibition inspired by the cloudy mountain winter sky of British-Colombia. It explores the similarities between atmospheric conditions and emotions.Read More