Opening Reception
Friday June 9,
5:30 - 7:30

Creative Arts Guild
520 West Waugh Street,
Dalton, GA 30720


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I’m a French Canadian painter living in Ooltewah, Tennessee. I paint with oil, acrylic and mixed media. The sources of my inspiration range from sights and sounds that I have personally experienced to things that my mind has conjured up during times of my own silences. I deconstruct the subject and lay the essentials out: light, color, tone, movements and textures. The final product is a reflection of my true self and outlook on life.
I couldn’t think of a more appropriate title for this collection than: “ELLE”. This show is a reflection and a study of women. I wanted to use different ways to represent the strong women we know today. I used photos of people I know or simply ones from magazines or advertising. I then deconstructed the image to recreate a personal statement and a new meaning. In this process, I used different techniques to represent all the different aspects that I wanted to highlight. I wanted to challenge myself and get out of my comfort zone by taking this new subject.
My purpose was to look back on all the things that women have won over the years and I wanted to reflect on the journey that we accomplished. It’s not a feminist statement, just a celebration of what we are, who we are, and how tall we stand today.

I believe everyone leaves a footprint in every instant of life. This is what I want to capture in my work. Painting is my speech, my playground, my reality. Thank you for letting me share this with you.