"My feelings evolve; they change and awaken the need to explore constantly. To me, that's what art is all about?"

Artist's statement

Sometimes, as an artist,  I think I have multiple personalities, and they come out differently depending on the medium I use. I don’t understand the reasoning behind this, but as an example, when using watercolour, I feel this fabulous sense of softness and pure emotion. When I look at a flower, my favourite subject, I get the same feeling. 

Soft, transparent, and luminous, watercolour allows me to express the true vision of what I see.  When I paint flowers with this medium, I dive into a state of meditation.  I apply light coats of pigments slowly, one layer at a time, moving my paper in many directions to let the pigment mingle with water and do its magic.  Some of my flowers have as many as 15 layers of transparent paint to create a luminous glow.   I love the effect of dark shadows, which create the dramatic emotion I want to transpire.   


As for painting with acrylic or oil, it’s different.  I feel a huge impulse of creativity with a need to let loose.  Although I work with acrylic the same way I do with watercolour, meaning in many layers, the outcome of my work is different with a looser, more abstract or imaginary expression.  

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IWS - International watercolor society
            Canadian branche

Christiane Fortin is the official Quebec representative for the Canadian branch of the International Watercolor Society. 


Since its inception in 2012, IWS Globe has become one of the largest art societies in the world, with branches in around 100 countries worldwide. IWS provides a platform where watercolor artists may shine, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or experience.  For more information, or if you would like to join the society, click on this link below or communicate directly with Christiane.

email:  info@christianefortin.com

IWS Canada:  https://iwscanada.ca/devenir-membre/


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