Magazin'Art
  • À la niçoise, huile sur toile, 20 × 24 po, 2018

    Editorial:

    On the importance of “being seen” elsewhere

    An editorial dealing with the importance of “being seen” elsewhere than on the Net. The Sur le radar section keeping pace with the joyful bustle of artists from the Laurentides region. Meaningful texts on prestigious artists Guy Lemieux, Madeleine Lemire and Denise Pelletier. A commentary on the book entitled Jean-Paul – Fenêtres intimes by Jean-Paul Riopelle’s widow, Huguette Vachon. A text from Michèle Kramer reflecting on artistic hardships caused by the pandemic. A new evaluation of works of art service signed Magazin’Art. Your favorite Magazine offers you a selection of savoury, luminous, intimate and unique discoveries.

     

    Michel Bois

     


     

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    An editorial dealing with the importance of “being seen” elsewhere than on the Net…

  • Great Encounter:

    Denise Pelletier – Molding the Light

    Whether the sky be pink or violet, the water green, Denise Pelletier feels the urgency of capturing what is presented to her. Her biggest challenge is knowing when to stop. She knows how to draw and would be inclined to over refine her sketching to the risk of losing the freshness of spontaneity. An absolute must read!

     

    “One morning, one of us ran out of black and used blue: it was the birth of Impressionism.”
    – Auguste Renoir

    A heartfelt vision

    Painter Denise Pelletier is able to capture the essence of things with disconcerting facility. Suffices to let her prancing heart express itself. Blue for the skies. Green for nature. Yellow and red for fruits… I kid! No, Denise Pelletier never relies on the initial aspects of things. Her brush seizes the colours of intuition in accordance with the timely luminous subtleties of the day. On the walls, I see paintings inhabited with light, created with remarkable knowhow devoid of subterfuge. The artist expresses herself generously. She believes in the limpidity of ephemeral things. She is able to squint her eyes towards the sunlight to extricate the rarest and finest of its juices. Thus are born vibrant works of art charged with a presence, a scent, an ambiance or a sentiment that you will never forget.

     


    Vignes, automne, Provence, acrylique, 16 × 22 po


    Edimbourg, acrylique, 20 × 24 po

     

    A woman who dares

    Originally from the Lower Saint Lawrence region, Denise Pelletier completed her collegial studies in graphic design and photography in Rivière-du-Loup. In the early 80s, she settles in the Outaouais region where she works as graphic designer and decorator. In 1988, she obtains her BA in Art History at the University of Ottawa. During her 30 year career as a visual arts teacher, Denise Pelletier has always reserved precious and prolonged moments abroad to unwind, take time for herself and allow herself the freedom to paint. Denise Pelletier has refined her technique at the Ottawa Art School. The Fine-Arts school in Avignon France, immersive stages in London, Italy, Ireland, Scotland and the luminosity of Provence where you become one with nature, all contributed to the exquisite tenor of her approach. She has also participated in a number of workshops held in Normandy, Provence and Tuscany. In 2004, she indulged herself with a few months’ work in Cassis, a small commune near Marseille in the south of France, as she also did in Corsica and Italy during the fall of 2008. In the fall of 2012, she was able to set her palette to the colours of Ireland and Morocco. This was followed by another stay in Provence and in Croatia where she led a painting Denise Pelletier Molding the Light workshop on the island of Korcula. Another step in preparation for a return to Corsica in the fall of 2016. Not really a representative of Québec’s tradition, nor of any European school, she follows a path that uniquely characterizes her among collectors. “Manet applies twelve brushstrokes and you have onions and shallots. Everything is there, with an economy of means,” says the painter.

     


    Chez les Philpa, acrylic, 12 × 12 in

     

    Michel Bois

     

    Denise Pelletier is represented

    by Galerie Imbert

    7 rue Jacques de la Roque

    13100, Aix en Provence

    +33 972 58 37 30

    info@galerieimbert.com

    denise@dpelletier.ca

    819-778-0590 or 819-918-8664

     


     

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    Whether the sky be pink or violet, the water green, Denise Pelletier feels the urgency of capturing…

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