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Painting is the key of my desire to seize the moment and create. The delicate beauty surrounding us gives me the urge to take a moment and express the delight. Days take place in a setting alive with objects, emotions and movement. This quest to create is not only for intrinsic pleasure but is destined to share sentiments with others. I grew up with an enthusiasm for science and arts among other things. I pursued studies in Science while maintaining at that time a sporadic painting practice and visiting a few exhibitions. Years ago while in Toronto, I explored various mediums under the guidance of Katarzyna Kabacinska, MFA, at the Katrina’s Art School and Gallery. I started painting more regularly in recent years. I most often use acrylic paint on canvas for its practicality but I also engage in watercolour painting, pastel drawing and dabble with collage. I find painting to be a very accessible pursuit that fits nicely with my family and work life.
Nature, objects or scenes inspire me to paint figurative art. My compositions are based on the observation of actual scenes, my memories of them or from pictures I took. I select a colour for the project: orange, cyan... and let it determine the rhythm for my art. I play with vibrant colours and enable light to deploy contrast. I do not restrain myself to try to achieve exact representations. In fact, while my day job requires rigour, in contrast in my art I like to enjoy some liberty. I let the laws of nature only brush against my canvases. Quite often you might find simplicity and blossoming colour in my paintings. The process is as important to me as the final result. I enjoy the calmness of letting my mind focus on the canvas and then wander into that space. I paint representational canvases with brushes in a fairly traditional approach. I remain truthful to my own aspirations.
I value the sharing and exchanges in the arts. I am a member of Kitchener-Waterloo Society of Artists and of the Francophone art organization Bravo-Sud. I occasionally participate in exhibitions. Additionally, I am happy to donate a painting for a good cause.Current/Upcoming Group Exhibitions
2001 Women in Arts, Katrina's Art School and Gallery, Toronto, ON