PROFILE

My work demonstrates a quest for beauty, its guiding principle. It reflects moments of silence and peace inspired by life away from tumult. I often paint “the eternal feminine” that I know inside, the one that best displays the emotions I favor. The mediums used are pastels, acrylics and oil paint. My work follows the Realist movement and aims to be optimistic, poetic and timeless.

STUDIES
& BURSARIES

TRAINING

  • Diploma of Collegial Studies in Plastic Arts, CEGEP Ste-Foy
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts, Laval University, QC. 1980
  • Semester of Drawing and Watercolor, “The English Landscape”, Oxford University, Great Britain, Summer of 1992
  • “En plein Air Masters” with C.W. Mundy, France, Summer of 2006.

BURSARIES

  • Bursary from the Ministère des Affaires Culturelles du Québec, Exhibition Assistance, 1976 and 1977
  • Grant I from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, 1983
  • Grant II from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, 1992

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • Galerie Michel Guimont, Québec, 2012
  • Schieder & Associates Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, 2002
  • Galerie Michel Guimont, Québec, Qc. , 1995
  • Rétrospective, Villa Bagatelle, Québec, Qc. 1994
  • Schieder & Associates Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, 1993
  • Quan Schieder Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, 1990
  • Galerie Madeleine Lacerte, Québec, Qc. 1988
  • Galerie d’Art Jean-Pierre Valentin, Montréal, Qc., 1987
  • Galerie Lacerte et Guimont, Québec, Qc. 1982 et 1985
  • Galerie d’Art Félix Vallée, Québec, Qc. , 1980
  • Galerie d’Art Charles Huot, Québec Qc. 1979

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

  • Musée Marius-Barbeau, QC. , ” Coloré de Nature”, Institut des Arts Figuratifs, 2014-2015
  • Les Pastellistes, PSEC, juried exhibition, Montreal, QC. 2014
  • Perez & Ortiz Fine Art Gallery, Santiago, Chile. 2014
  • Académia XXI, ” Le mur des célébrités”, Maison des Arts Desjardins Drummond, Qc. 2013
  • Scottsdale Salon of Fine Arts, Scottsdale (Arizona), 2012
  • Galerie Louise Carrier, ”Connaître ses Artistes”, Lévis Qc., 2011
  • Les Pastellistes, Pastel Society of Eastern Canada, Montréal Qc. 2010-2011-2012-2013-2014
  • The Legacy Gallery, ”Drawings”, Scottsdale , Arizona, 2010
  • Butler Museum of American Art, (Inspiring Figures), Youngstown, Ohio, 2010
  • Chambre des Communes ( Internationale d’Art Miniature Bam),Ottawa, On. 2010
  • Contemporary Art Museum Latino-Américan, La Plata, Argentina, 2010
  • International Miniature Art Biennial of Temiscamingue, Centre Augustin Chénier, Qc. 2010
  • The Group of Twelve, Belleville, Ontario, 2010
  • Biennale Internationale d’Art Miniature, Lévis, Qc. 2009
  • Loch Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, 2005
  • Galerie Lacroix, Québec, Qc. , 2002-2004
  • Jones and Terwilliger Gallery, Carmel, California, 2003
  • Nancy Poole Studio Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, 1997
  • The Virtual Gallery, Palo Alto, California, 1996
  • Schieder & Associates Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, 1993
  • Galerie Jean-Pierre Valentin, ”Miniatures”, Montréal, Qc. , 1993
  • Galerie L’Art Français, 16 Femmes Peintres, Montréal, Qc., 1992
  • Pratt & Whitney, ”Les Femmeuses”, Montréal, Qc. , 1989-1990-1992

COLLECTIONS

  • Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto, On.
  • Canada Trust, Toronto, On.
  • Appleby College, Oakville, Ontario
  • Cossette Communication, Québec, Qc.
  • Dupont Canada, Toronto, On.
  • Ultramar Canada
  • Heenan, Blakie, Aubut, Avocats, Québec, Qc.
  • Reader’s Digest, Montréal, Qc.
  • Loto-Québec, Montréal, Qc.
  • Desjardins, Lévis, Montréal, Qc.
  • Musée Laurier, Montréal, Qc.
  • Norcen Energy, Toronto, On.
  • Glaxo, Toronto, On.
  • Montréal Trust, Toronto, On.
  • City of Lévis, Qc.
  • Fondation Collège de Lévis, Qc.
  • Groupe Medisys, Montréal, Qc.

RECENT
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

  • Grand Prix Horace Champagne (1st prize), Pastel Society of Eastern Canada, 2014
  • Portrait Society of America (PSOA), Members Only Competition, Honorable Mention, Commissioned Portrait Category, 2014
  • Portrait Society of America (PSOA), Members Only Competition, Honorable Mention, Non-Commissioned Portrait Category, 2014
  • Portrait Society of America, Members only Competition, Award of Merit , Outside the box Category, 2014
  • The Best of Acrylic Painting Competition, North Light Books, 2014
  • The Best of Acrylic Painting Competition, North Light Books, 2013
  • Pastel 100 International Competition, Pastel Journal Magazine, award of Merit, 2013
  • Boldbrush Award, Boldbrush competition, June 2013
  • Artist’s Magazine, acrylic artist Magazine’s Art competition, honorable mention, Oct. 2012
  • Artist’s Magazine, ‘’Acrylic All-Stars’’ Award of Merit, 2012
  • Portrait Society of America, Member’s Only Competition, Third Prize – “Uncommissioned Portrait” category, 2012
  • Portrait Society of America, Member’s only Competition, Citation of Merit, ”Commissioned portrait” category, 2012
  • Portrait Society of America, Member’s only Competition, Citation of Merit, ”Out of the box” category, 2012
  • Honorary membership from the Institut des Arts Figuratifs du Québec, 2012
  • Pastel 100 International Competition, Pastel Journal Magazine, Citation of Merit, 2012
  • Pastel 100 International Competition, Pastel Journal Magazine, Citation of Merit, 2011
  • The Artist’s Magazine, All Media Online, Finalist, 2011
  • Raymar Fine Art Competition, Finalist 2011
  • Inducted “Master of Fine Arts”, Académie Internationale des Beaux-Arts du Qc., 2011
  • AIBAQ, First prize demos, 2011
  • Portrait Society of America, ”Inspiring Figures”, Honorable Mention, Butler Institute Museum, Ohio, 2010
  • The Artist’s Magazine, ”Portrait-Figure Competition”, 26th Annual Art Competition, Finalist 2010
  • Perez Fine Art Galleries, First prize, “Réalisme” Category, Fall Competition 2010
  • Académie Internationale des Beaux-Arts du Québec (AIBAQ), Received title of Academician, 2009
  • Académie Internationale des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Grand Prize , 2009
  • Société de Pastel de l’Est du Canada(PSEC), Horace Champagne Grand Prize Winner, 2009
  • Société de Pastel de l’Est du Canada (PSEC), Second place, 2010
  • Société de Pastel de l’Est du Canada (PSEC), Third place, 2011
  • Société de Pastel de l’Est du Canada (PSEC), Public choice award, 2009-2010
  • Internationale d’Art Miniature BAM, Laureate, QC. Canada, 2010
  • BoldBrush Painting Competition, ”Outstanding Acrylic Winner”, Juin 2010
  • L’Internationale d’Art Miniature , Art Mini,  Honorable Mention , Lévis, QC. Canada, 2009

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Portrait Society of America (PSOA)
  • Académie Internationale des Beaux-Arts du Québec  (AIBAQ)(Maître Beaux-Arts)
  • Institut des Arts Figuratifs (IAF) Honorary member
  • Drawing Society of Canada (DSC) Honorary member
  • International Guild of Realism (IGOR)
  • Société de Pastel de l’Est du Canada (PSEC) Signature member

GALLERY REPRESENTING THE ARTIST

Galerie Michel Guimont, 273 rue St-Paul, QC. Canada

Galerie d’Art Yvon Desgagnés, 1 rue Forget, Baie St-Paul, QC. Canada

Perez & Ortiz Gallery,  Av. Nueva Costanera 4010, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile

PUBLICATIONS

  • AcrylicWorks 2, Radical Breakthroughs,  Jamie Markle, North Light Books, 2015
  • Noumens, Poems inspired by Contemporary Painters, Lucio Giuliodori, 2014
  • Acrylic works, The Best of Acrylic Painting, Nancy Reyner,North Light Books, 2014
  • Pratique des Arts, Cover of the Hors-Série Pastel magazine, 2013
  • INTERNATION ARTIST (Magazine), ‘’ A Celebration of Solitude’’, p.36-37, Oct-Nov.2012
  • ARTIST’S MAGAZINE, Acrylic Artist Magazine’s art competition, honorable mention, Oct. issue 2012
    • Pastel Journal Magazine, Pastel 100 competition, 2012
  • FINE ART SALON, Legacy Gallery, Catalog, 2012
  • ART OF THE PORTRAIT JOURNAL, 2012, , PSOA, par Sadie J.Valeri
  • INSPIRING FIGURES, exhibition catalog, 2010, Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio
  • RÉPERTOIRE, 5è Secondaire, Éditions HRW, Montréal,Qc. 2001, Sylvio Richard
  • OEUVRES CHOISIES, Québec 1999, Collection Loto-Québec, Henri RIVARD Éditeur
  • CALENDRIER 1999, Éditions Ciel d’images, QC. Canada
  • LES OEUVRES DE FÉLIX LECLERC, Tome IV, 1999, Henri RIVARD Éditeur, QC. Canada
  • LES ÎLES DU ST-LAURENT, Québec 1995, Henri RIVARD Éditeur, QC. Canada
  • MAGAZIN’ART, 1996-97, 1998-99, 2000-2001, Répertoire Biennal
  • MOMENTS D’ATTENDRISSEMENTS , 1994, Catalogue, texte Régis Tremblay, QC. Canada
  • PARCOURS, Arts Visuels, Guide annuel 1993, Robert Bernier Éditeur, QC. Canada
  • QUÉBEC AGENDA,  1988, Agenda Jean-Pierre Ferland, QC. Canada
  • 103 PEINTRES DU QUÉBEC,  1984, Jean TRÉPANIER, QC. Canada
  • ART ACTUEL AU QUÉBEC,  1983, Guy ROBERT, QC. Canada