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self-taught

Métallurgisme artistique,

A New Artistic Movement

On Exhibit

Maurice Louis is a self-taught Canadian artist of French origin who exercises his freedom and affirms his originality. Distancing himself from the rigors of academism, he disregards any form of convention and follows no set rule to attain his desired result.

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 Text by Hélène Caroline Fournier

 www.mauricelouis.com

 

Maurice Louis is a self-taught Canadian artist of French origin who exercises his freedom and affirms his originality. Distancing himself from the rigors…

Hélène Caron

Allegorical Bestiary

Artist Profile

The field of dog training having long been a part of Hélène Caron’s life, it is with great sadness that she resigned herself to abandon the idea of sharing her life with an animal companion, due to allergies suffered by those close to her.

Deprived of the pleasure of interacting with either a cat or a dog, she directed her need towards the visual representation of animals, mostly of those that would not remind her of what she was missing. “It’s been a painful grieving process, since connecting with animals is essential to me. I had to find another way of having them around me.”

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Text by Lisanne Le Tellier

Hélène Caron is represented by the 3 Beauchamp galleries of Quebec City, Baie-St-Paul and Toronto, as well as by galerie Luxart in Old Montreal

The field of dog training having long been a part of Hélène Caron’s life, it is with great sadness that she resigned herself to abandon…

Nicole Coulombe

The Cheerful Artist

Art in a Feminine Perspective

Energetic and vibrant, colourful and cheerful! When the same adjectives are used to describe an artist and her paintings, it means she has reached a level of authenticity that exceeds a signature. Nicole Coulombe follows her dreams armed with paint brushes, her head full of colours.

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 Text by Isabelle Gauthier

Represented by Galerie Symbol’Art, Montreal

Energetic and vibrant, colourful and cheerful! When the same adjectives are used to describe an artist and her paintings, it means she…

Gordon Harrison

All I want to do is paint

Great Encounter

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.

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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…

Alexi-Martin Courtemanche

Kneading the Light

Artist Profile

“It’s the uncertainty that charms. A mist makes things wonderful and mysterious.” – Oscar Wilde, author

Oh my goodness! The painter expresses such high sensitivity by recurring to the vaporous contours of sfumato; a technique that goes as far back as Leonardo Da Vinci, which forces the spectator to take a step back, admire and internalize the essence of the work. Rarely used in contemporary art, sfumato is a mode of colour blending which procures a vaporous, even smoky, effect where the subject’s contours are evoked rather than delineated, as through a veil of diffused and blurred lights.

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 Text by  Michel Bois

Alexi-Martin Courtemanche is represented by: La galerie d’art du Château Frontenac, Québec; La galerie d’art Courtemanche, Magog; The artist can be reached via his website to arrange for a visit of his studio/gallery: www.aleximartin.com

Oh my goodness! The painter expresses such high sensitivity by recurring to the vaporous contours of sfumato; a technique that…