I’m a French Canadian painter living in
Ooltewah, Tennessee. I paint with oil, acrylic
and mixed media. The sources of my inspiration
range from sights and sounds that I have personally
experienced to things that my mind has conjured
up during times of my own silences. I deconstruct
the subject and lay the essentials out: light,
color, tone, movements and textures. The final
product is a reflection of my true self and
outlook on life.
I couldn’t think of a more appropriate
title for this collection than: “ELLE”.
This show is a reflection and a study of women.
I wanted to use different ways to represent
the strong women we know today. I used photos
of people I know or simply ones from magazines
or advertising. I then deconstructed the image
to recreate a personal statement and a new meaning.
In this process, I used different techniques
to represent all the different aspects that
I wanted to highlight. I wanted to challenge
myself and get out of my comfort zone by taking
this new subject.
My purpose was to look back on all the things
that women have won over the years and I wanted
to reflect on the journey that we accomplished.
It’s not a feminist statement, just a
celebration of what we are, who we are, and
how tall we stand today.
I believe everyone leaves a footprint in every
instant of life. This is what I want to capture
in my work. Painting is my speech, my playground,
my reality. Thank you for letting me share this