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Address:

Granby, Qc. Canada J2J 0R3

Date of Birth:

April, 1961

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Artist's statement

Sometimes, I think I have two personalities and they come out differently depending on the medium I use. I don’t understand the reasoning behind this but when using watercolor as my preferred medium, I feel this fabulous sense of freedom and pure emotion. When I look at a flower, my favorite subject, I get the same feeling. 

Soft, transparent, and luminous, watercolor allows me to express the true vision of what I see especially in a flower.  When I paint them, 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, 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, the outcome of my work is different with a looser more childish close-to abstraction look. 

 

Artistic resume

EDUCATION

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2019

2005

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1996

1985

WORKSHOPS

Watercolor workshop - Michael Solovyev, O'Aqua-R-Elles Granby, QC. Canada

Watercolor workshop - Paul Jackson, Toronto, ONT. Canada

Dye with natural pigments, Centre des Textiles Contemporains, Montréal, QC. Canada

Watercolor workshop - Jane Freeman (TWSA), Minnesota, United States.

Watercolor workshop - Birgit O'Connor,  California, United States.

Watercolor workshop - Birgit O'Connor,  California, United States.

Commercial and Residential Interior design (AEC), Montreal, QC. Canada

Drawing and rendering with Ramez Awad, Montreal, QC. Canada.

Observational drawing - Renée Charron, Montreal, QC. Canada

Drawing formation - Ramwez Awad, Montreal, QC. Canada

Visual languages and its application - Renée Charron, Montreal, QC. Canada

Color theory and its principles - Renée Charron, Montreal, QC. Canada

How to develop creativity and use it in visual art - Marie Valée, Montreal, QC. Canada

B. Art certificate - UQAM Montreal, QC. Canada

Interior decoration degree - ICS Winnipeg, MB, Canada

With renowned watercolor artists: (Mary Whyte USA, Shirley Trevena USA, Carla O'Connor USA, Ann Pember USA, Donna Zagotta USA, Nicholas Simons USA).

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

TWSA                                 -    Transparent Watercolor Society of America                                  IWS                                     -     International Watercolor Society of Canada

                                                    (Official Quebec Representative)

O'AQUA-R- ELLES      -    Granby Watercolor Groupe  
                                                    (
2020- 2021  (Vice-President)

BOREAT                           -    France Arbour Art Centre , Granby (QC)

 

2021

2020

2019

2006

2005

2005

2005

2003

2003

2002

O'Aqua-R-Elles, Granby, QC. Canada

O'Aqua-R-Elles, Granby, QC. Canada 

O'Aqua-R-Elles, Granby, QC. Canada 

Boréart Art Centre, Granby, QC. Canada

Automne Art, Montreal, QC. Canada

InVivo Gallery, Montreal, QC. Canada

Boreart Art Centre, Granby, QC. Canada

Boreart Art Centre, Granby, QC. Canada

Espace Art Gallery, Montreal, QC. Canada

SIDIM Montreal, Montreal, QC. Canada

AWARDS

2020

2002

2001

2001

PRIVATE COLLECTION

CORPORATE COLLECTION

Hope 2020, online  juried contest - Bangladesh, India 

Public first choice award - Artistes Peintres du Québec, Trois-Rivières, QC. Canada

Honours and grant - Interior design, Montreal, QC. Canada

Scholarship in Interior design, Interdec, Montreal, QC. Canada

Mr.        Brunette, Quebec, Canada
Mr.        Gilbert, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ms.        Gibert, Granby, Quebec, Canada
Ms.        Vieillard Baron, Verrière le Buisson, France
Ms.        Heffernan, Bromont, Quebec, Canada
Ms.        Simmons Roy,  Iowa, USA
Mr.        Pike, NYC, USA
Ms.        Shideler, Nouveau Brunswick, Canada
Ms.        Kingdon, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Ms.        Fortin, St-Augustin, Quebec, Canada
Mr.        Collin, Mirabel, Quebec, Canada - (3)
Mr.        Nadeau, Lasalle, Quebec, Canada
Ms.        Marshall, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Mr.        Blouin, Magog, Quebec, Canada - (3)

Mr.        Sauer, Barrington, Nova Scotia, Canada

Montreal Children Hospital, Montreal, QC. Canada

PUBLICATIONS

IWS Canada Newsletter #12 page 1:  https://iwscanada.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/newsletter-12-english.pdf

 

IWS Canada Newsletter Winter edition - Cover page and page 10

https://iwscanada.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/canadianwatercolourmagazine-iwscanada_winter2021-english-1.pdf

Hope 2020 printed publication    (image)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2005 - 2019

Groupe and private - in person and online - watercolor 

COMPETITIONS AND MAGAZINES

SHOWS AND EVENTS

HOPE 2020
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BANGLADESH HOPE 2020
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Canadian Watercolour Magazine (winter 2021) English-2
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L'Orchestre Vol 3
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Boreart
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Automn Art 2005
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ARTPROPOS
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Art propos 2005
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boreart arrière
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