Thursday, 5 March 2015

Masc Incentive Day 2015

Promoting my workshops in schools in the Ottawa region during the Masc Incentive Day 2015 yesterday.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Book illustration # 13

Cosy in my studio today working on the last illustration for the book while it’s snowing outside. What a great feeling.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Day 4 of the Facebook Art Challenge.

Day 4 of the Facebook Art Challenge.

I am part of a large family (# 4 of 7 children). Three sisters and three brothers. All of them live in France. Sometimes I wish I could pop over for a day or two to visit my sisters Hélène, Sophie and Marie. Not really feasible. The way I "deal" with it is through my art. I paint about them. One year, few weeks before Christmas, I really really missed them. That’s when I painted “Concert de Noël”. My sisters might not look exactly the way I painted them on the picture but the feeling is there. Sophie et Marie are professional violinists and Hélène is a ceramist.
“Sisters” is another artwork I painted thinking of them. I am on the other side of the ocean.
“How love travels across the ocean…” No explanation needed...I started to write a story few years ago about a little girl who immigrated to another country and this painting was supposed to be part of a book (eventually?)

Friday, 13 February 2015

Paul Klee Grade 1

Grade 1. Kanata Montessori School. Artwork inspired by Paul Klee. Students were asked to use “warm” colours only.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Day 3 for the Facebook art challenge

Day 3 for the Facebook art challenge
In 2003, we went to visit my brother Pierre in Mayotte, a French island in the Indian Ocean, not too far from Madagascar, near the Comoros Islands. He owns and manages “Le jardin Maoré”, a beautiful resort. The restaurant is surrounded by spectacular baobabs trees and is right on the beach. The fauna is amazing from marine turtles, to fruit bat, to colourful tropical fishes to dolphins... I tried scuba diving for the first time. My last dive was one of the most “breathtaking” experiences I ever had. I saw a small turtle by itself swimming. Its (her) shell looked like cooper and gold colours because the sun was shining on it. There was no fish, no plants just the white sand, the turquoise water and the rays of the sun. It made me think of a small leaf swayed by the wind in the fall, without knowing which way it goes. An incredible beautiful feeling. Back home I painted “Underwater” and “Moonlight Race”. I love the sea, the waves, the smells, the colours. I also enjoy painting sea creatures like whales “Shower for a mermaid”. “Noah’s ark” allowed me to paint many animals viewed from the sea.

More on "Le Jardin Maoré" here: