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Marie Montiel

Between Modesty and Admission

Art in a Feminine Perspective 

“Painting someone’s portrait always becomes a self-portrait of the artist who lends to it the virtues he wishes to see in the mirror.”  – Patrick Deville

Softness and sensitivity, plays of light and shadows reminiscent of Renaissance masterpieces: painter Marie Montiel’s creativity is a glorious gift to us all. A body of work full of grace and poetry! A little night music for the eyes! A vision of the human experience expressed with restraint and modesty! Without sentimentality! Without artifice! Marie Montiel is one of those painters blessed with monumental culture. Here is a fresh and acute talent that de-lights us with deliciously intimate canvases that speak to the soul. To achieve this goal, Marie Montiel carefully selects her models, most often among her group of friends: actors, singers and pain- ters, like her.

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By Michel Bois

The works of Marie Montiel are available at Galerie d’art Le Vieil Art in Alma, Québec, at Galerie du Lac Brome in Knowlton, Québec, and at Galerie dʼArt Courtemanche in Magog, Québec. 

Spring 2014

Softness and sensitivity, plays of light and shadows reminiscent of Renaissance masterpieces: painter Marie Montiel’s creativity is a glorious gift to…

Yves Ayotte

Painting in Weightlessness

Great Encounter 

” Painting a landscape means transposing the sensation of energy and movement it procures to the painter. “ – Henri Bergson

Yves Ayotte was born in 1955 in Bois-des-Filion, in the Laurentians. Shortly thereafter his family moved to Three-Rivers where the future artist spends most of his youth into adulthood. Enamoured with painting from a very young age, in 1978 he chooses the path of creation by enrolling in a BA visual arts program dispensed by Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. However, the curriculum, at that time, is mostly geared towards the exploration of materials and geometric abstraction, and in no way touches on the tech- nique the painter wished to acquire.

The artist thus found himself forced to develop his own technique, in a self-taught manner and rather secretly, painting being regarded then as a mere hobby by his family and society at large. Indeed, he felt he had to check his enthusiasm in view of the general bias then held against the practice of art which, it was contended, necessarily marginalized the artist. And this, even though his own father, who worked as a policeman, was a direct cousin of the master Léo Ayotte!

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By Michel Bois

Yves Ayotte is represented by: Galerie Iris, in Baie-Saint-Paul, Qc.,
Galerie Christine Genets, in Cap-Santé, Qc.,
Galerie Les règles de l’art, in Saint-Sauveur, Qc.,
Galerie Lumière au Pinceau, in Grand-Mère, Qc. 

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Yves Ayotte was born in 1955 in Bois-des-Filion, in the Laurentians. Shortly thereafter his family moved to Three-Rivers…

Yvette Boulanger

A Body of Work that Flows Like a River

Painting a Country

« To paint is to cooperate with earth: it is imprinting a landscape with personal human sensibility that is thus forever modied.» – Marguerite Yourcenar

What a fantastic meeting! Most importantly, what an extraordinary body of work! It will have taken me three whole days to overcome the intense emotion I felt upon meeting this exceptional painter and beco-ming aware of her artistic creation and finally be able to jot down the first few words of the present text. Here is a landscape artist of the calibre of such masters as Ayotte, Rousseau, Thompson, to name a few. Yvette Boulanger’s contemporary artworks also convey a message of “green consciousness”, her themes mostly revolving around preservation of natural environments and wilderness; which places her work on a plane of social awareness that is currently highly relevant. She is also totally commit- ted to the protection of ancestral homes and barns that are part of Québec’s built heritage. In fact, I was welcomed by the ar- tist in her self-restored three-hundred-year- old home that constitutes a fabulous show- case for her art which she polishes each and everyday till it shines like a diamond and flows like a river.  Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more


Yvette Boulanger is represented by Galerie Yvon Desgagnés, 1 Forget Street, Baie-St-Paul. (418) 435-3429

The catalogue entitled “Yvette Boulanger : Le paysage dans tous ses états” is available through Éditions Carte Blanche 

By Michel Bois

 

What a fantastic meeting! Most importantly, what an extraordinary body of work! It will have taken me three whole days to overcome the intense emotion…