About the Artist:
My family immigrated to Canada in 1965 from France when I was a child. When we came to this new country, I instantly loved the green canopy of trees on my street. When we travelled on holidays, I was intrigued by the different rock formations in different regions. The many lakes and trees. The colours and textures had me mesmerized ! This wonderment has never gone away.
I grew up watching my older brother paint and I was itching to try it. He would let me use his oils occasionally but not too often. In school I took up art and that became my favourite class.
Once school was behind me and I went to work, I occasionally painted but when I retired all I wanted to do is get back to painting.I enrolled in classes , read a lot of art books, visited galleries and practiced. Of course, that’s still ongoing!
Eventually, I started painting outdoors and I loved it! I meet with other artists and we go out weekly to paint. I paint mostly with oils, sometimes acrylics and I do my sketch studies in gouache.