Art in a Feminine Perspective
There are so many different ways to describe Gail Descoeurs that it is difficult to know where to begin. Determined and disciplined fit the bill as does the seemingly contradictory coupling of mystical and spritely.
Descoeurs works in the field of contemporary realism. Her paintings are almost all landscapes and a fair number of them feature water and impressive skies. “My favorite things to paint are skies, trees, landscapes, marshes, wide open spaces, water. I love the light, even in my dark paintings there is some light.”
Text by Noel Meyer
Gail Descoeurs is a member of the Lakeshore Artists Association and an Associate Member of the Society of Canadian Artists. She has won numerous first places in competitions. Her work can also be seen on her website www.gaildescoeurs.com. She is represented by Galerie Iris in Baie St. Paul and the Westmount Gallery in Toronto.
There are so many different ways to describe Gail Descoeurs that it is difficult to know where to begin. Determined and disciplined fit the bill as does the seemingly contradictory coupling of mystical and spritely…
Family in Art
During our interview, we readily engaged in a three-way conversation without predefined rules or subjects, akin to the Molleur sisters’ artistic path. In a fairly balanced exchange, which testifies to their long-established adjustment and to the immense affection and respect they hold for one another, I was able to collect their respective vision in a fully equal give and take of confidences. Concerned about the equitable recognition of their respective work, none attempted to overshadow the other, each taking turn to express their mutual points of view on the varied subjects that were brought up.
As members of a family of nine siblings, where art is highly valued, Mireille and Suzanne Molleur develop over the years a strong complicity that extends well beyond their being attracted to the same discipline. This initial complementarity, reinforced with time, later orchestrates their professional visibility through their participation as a duo in various artistic events, exhibiting their works side by side in perfect synergy. Each artist’s work however is unique, entirely independent one from the other, in style as much as in form. “There is no competition between us. We simply enjoy this bubble we have created where we both feel safe, the confluence of our energies also nourishing our respective individual production,” they declare in full agreement.
Text by Lisanne LeTellier
Next October, we will find the Moller sisters at the renowned “Rencontre des Arts” in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, as well as on their respective websites. As their exhibits are almost always conjoined, if you find one you will assuredly find the other! And, without cheating, try to guess which is which…
During our interview, we readily engaged in a three-way conversation without predefined rules or subjects…
Her home facing Mont-Sainte-Anne with a view of Île d’Orléans, Claude De Lorimier has the good fortune of living in an environ- ment that provides her with year-long inspiration. Her paintings depicting the moods of the river and its shores are reflections of this marvelous sight. The self-taught artist has come to rely on this sense of wonderment which is the main trigger that compels her to choose the moment and the rendering, wind in her hair, fully alert.
Claude De Lorimier’s work is imbued with gentleness, an impressionistic touch and an overall peaceful atmosphere. Painting in open air from the very beginning, the artist initially seeks to reproduce the sensations she experiences from nature. Displaying great mastery of colour, her extensive quest for the most accurate shades possible occupies a large part of her efforts. Whether translating the turquoise colour of the river on a particular day or the green of a specific spruce tree, the objective is to give the spectator the impression of being on-site. The search for perfect lighting is also a pivotal part of her process, of upmost importance in fact to be able to render the ephemerality of time, the vastness of a landscape under the expansiveness of sky. With the pleasure of creating something beautiful comes another benefit: “When I paint, all mental activity is on pause, I no longer have time to think!” It is well known that art creates a perfect zen moment.
Text by Isabelle Gauthier
Represented by: Galerie Clarence Gagnon
Her home facing Mont-Sainte-Anne with a view of Île d’Orléans, Claude De Lorimier…
Gordon Harrison is a man of many parts, all of which have combined to make him one of the most successful Canadian landscape painters working today.
In September he won First Prize at the Rêves d’Automne 2014 painting contest in Baie Saint-Paul, in Charlevoix, Québec, where 140 prominent artists displayed 251 paintings, each bidding to capture the unofficial title of best Canadian landscape painter. He has also exhibited his work at what may be called the spiritual home of Canadian landscape painting, the McMichael Gallery in Kleinberg, just outside of Toronto, where all but one of the Group of Seven are buried.
For those who aren’t familiar with the spectacular natural beauty of the Charlevoix region, it has been captivating Quebec and Canadian landscape painters from the Group of Seven on down and Harrison has from time to time been called the eighth member of the Group of Seven.
Text by Noel Meyer
Gordon Harrison’s work is represented at the following venues: Galerie Perreault, 205 Saint Paul St., Québec, 418-692-4772; L’Express Gourmand, 31 Morin St., Sainte-Adèle, 450-229-1915; Les Fougères, 783 Route 105, Chelsea Qc, 819-827-8942; Gordon Harrison Canadian Landscape Gallery, 495 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, 613-746-6853; Petroff Gallery, 1016 Eglington Ave West, Toronto, 416-782-1696; In2Art Gallery, 136 Church St, Oakville, 905-582-6739; Peaks and Rafters Gallery, 162 Medora St., Port Carling, 705-765-6868; Ryan Fine Art Gallery, 3658 Muskoka, Hwy. 118 West, Port Carling, 705-765-1500; Rouge Gallery, 245 3rd Ave., Unit 200, Saskatoon, 306-955-8882; West End Gallery, 12308 Jasper Ave., NW, Edmonton, 780-488-4892; West End Gallery, 1203 Broad St., Victoria, 250-388-0009.
Gordon Harrison is a man of many parts, all of which have combined to make him one of the most successful Canadian landscape painters…