Monday, 30 December 2013


Wishing you and your families a new year filled with joy, love and peace!

Un monde tranquille
Acrylique et techniques mixtes sur toile, 30cm X 15cm

A peaceful world
Acrylic and mixed-media on canvas, 12" x 6"

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Shows are over for 2013...

My little birds flew to good homes at my last shows. More to come in the new year in my Etsy shop. I love playing with patterns and colours...

Mes expos sont terminées pour l'année 2013.
Mes petits oiseaux se sont envolés. Il y en aura d'autres bientôt dans mon magasin Etsy. J'aime beaucoup jouer avec les couleurs et motifs...

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Ottawa Originals Sale

I will be at the Originals Christmas sale The FIRST FOUR days, BOOTH 24A (from December 12th to the 15th) with new originals, prints, open lace scarves, birdhouses and bird feeders.

Winter 2014 art classes for children

The 2014 Winter children art classes program is ready.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013


I will be at the North Gower Christmas Farmer's Market this Saturday December 7, 2013 with  new originals as well as giclée prints, note cards and open lace scarves. I will also show and sell Christmas tree ornaments, birdhouses, birdfeeders and bat houses created by my husband Charles.

See you soon!

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Artwork by grades 1, 2 & 3 at Kanata Montessori School

My grade 1, 2, 3 students at Kanata Montessori School learned about the colour wheel and its vocabulary. For the "cat" project, students focused on two principles of design (repetition and variety) and used complementary colours in their artwork.

Giraffes by grades 4, 5 & 6 at Kanata Montessori School

Watercolour on Arches 140lb paper cold press

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Monday, 25 November 2013

Working on the last painting for our Christmas Open Studio

Saturday November 30th & Sunday December 1st
Primrose Path Christmas open studio

Our studio will be open to the public from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Originals artwork, Prints, open lace scarves
Christmas decorations, birdhouse, bat house & birdfeeders by my husband Charles.

To kick off the show season,  I will be offering 10% off on all the prints in stock and no HST on a selection of originals. Offer valid November 30th and December 1st at the studio only

Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of  Canada 
Directions info at: Christmas Open Studio  (click)

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Mixed-media light carving workshop

This past week eight delightful students came to the the studio to attend the workshop on "mixed-media light carving" I was teaching.

Saturday's class

Friday, 22 November 2013

Cow on a red background

"Vache sur fond rouge" (Cow on a red background) will be for sale during our Christmas Open Studio  November 30th and December 1st
13 cm X 20 cm
6" X 8"

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Working on the display for KMS

Grades 1.2 and 3 at Kanata Montessori School finished the cat project on complementary colours. I am SO proud of my students....A feast of colours for my eyes!

Sunday, 17 November 2013


Inspiration for colours to finish this small painting came from the garden this morning, gathering leaves and from my lovely Marie Claire Idées magazine November- December 2013 issue for the background.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Art class on Monday at the studio

Morning sun light on the giraffes in my studio. Students planned the design and started to paint them last week.
Age 7 to 10

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Seascape workshop at the studio today

Five lovely students came to the studio today for one of the workshops I am teaching in October and November. Look at their wonderful artwork!

Seascape workshop on Saturday November 2nd:  3 spots available

Dove workshop on Friday November 22nd: 4 spots available

Dove workshop on Saturday November 23rd:  2 spots available

More info HERE

Monday, 28 October 2013

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Art workshop for adults: Mixed-media seascape

First workshop: Mixed-media seascape on wood

Second workshop posted at: 

Registration open

Space availability as of October 19th

Thursday October 31, 2013: 1 spot available


Saturday November 2, 2013: 5 spots available

Program includes preparation of the base, design research, applying layers of acrylic paint, adding texture to the background and paper collage. At the end of the class,  your artwork will be ready to hang on your wall.
No previous experience is necessary. I will guide you step by step.

Time: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm includes one hour lunch

Where: 2376 Church Street, North Gower, Ontario

Cost: $113.00
Supplies and HST are included in the cost

Maximum of 6 students

What to bring:
  • your lunch
  • small hair dryer
  • apron to protect your cloth
  • small cushion for your confort

How to register:
Please send an e-mail to to register. I will send you a Paypal invoice once  the workshop is confirmed. The invoice is due upon receipt. Payment is required to hold your space or your space will be given away. If you prefer pay by cheque,  please let me know at the time of registration.  
Payment is not refundable.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Today, 31 years ago

Today, 31 years ago, I landed in Montreal, Canada for the first time. I was wearing wool tights under my jeans and layers of sweaters, because, coming from France, I heard that Canada is COLD...
Little did I know! What a delightful surprise to discover Indian summer...
The garden in the fall

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Masc workshop at the Ottawa Library, Sunnyside branch

Today I had the pleasure to teach a workshop on "Introduction to gouache" at the Sunnyside library in Ottawa organized by Masc programs for seniors ( in partnership with the Ottawa Library.
Some of my students had no previous experience with painting before. Look at their wonderful artwork!

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Last day at the North Gower Farmer's market

Saturday October 12th is the last day of the season for the North Gower Farmer's market.
I will be selling artwork, open lace scarves, birdhouses and showing some of the projects for the art workshops for adults I am offering at the end of October and in November

Click HERE for information on the art workshops for adults.

 At the orchard (Au verger)
Giclée print for sale at my Etsy shop  (click)

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Art classes at the studio

After learning how to draw elephants, students have been working on a Savannah sunset landscape.

Monday, 30 September 2013

"Perfect" at the National Conference of Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada

This past weekend my youngest son (who has Tourette Syndrome) and myself went to the the National Conference organized be the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada in Toronto. We had a great time meeting parents of teens/children with Tourettes, listening to a variety of fantastic speakers. My son was part of a fabulous group of teens. Friendships started very early. Three days of sharing, laughing and learning. A GREAT experience!
We saw a fantastic short movie on Tourette and OCD which I would like to share with you.
It's well worth watching. It's only 12 minutes. It explains very well the difference between Tourette and OCD. The photography, the colours and the lighting are superb,
The writer/director of "Perfect" Karim Ayari from Ottawa was presenting the film.

Semi Finalist CBC Short film 2013.
Here is the link

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Studio Tour in Prince Edward County

My artist friend Kirei was a guest artist at my studio during the North Gower Discovery Tour this past weekend.
Kirei will show and sale her glass work from her studio during the Prince Edward County Studio Tour this weekend
For more information about the tour click HERE and HERE

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Full moon in the garden

"Full moon in the garden" will be on display and for sale at my studio (#6 on the map) during the North Gower Discvovery Tour this weekend September 14th and 15th.
Information ICI

Full moon in the garden
Mixed -media
10" x 10"  25 cm X 25cm

Friday, 6 September 2013

North Gower Farmer's Market

I will be back this Saturday (September 7th) to the North Gower Farmer's market with some of my new artwork and new limited edition giclée prints.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

New painting on the way

I enjoy very much painting this series on gardens. Inspirations for the colours came from my French magazine Marie-Claire Idées, September - October 2013.
The painting will be on display and for sale during the North Gower Discovery Tour September 14th and 15th
Studio # 6

Friday, 30 August 2013

New tenant... in the pond

I love watching frogs in our pond and it makes me happy when I spot new ones.

Here are few paintings inspired by the lovely frogs.
Limited edition giclée print soon available on my Etsy shop.

French kissing
2002 gouache and oil pastel

Our secret garden
2003 gouache and oil pastel

More pictures on flickr