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Born in 1952 in Chicoutimi Quebec, at the edge of the magnificent Saguenay River, Dominique Desmeules' classical studies and future career in art were both inspired by one of her art teachers, Jean-Guy Barbeau. After studying Graphic Design at the Montreal University of Quebec, she worked as a graphic designer in Vancouver and later on in Paris, France, where she spent over two years. Back in Quebec, she continues to work as a graphic designer while taking care of her flower gardens. Involved in the travel business as a manager of a travel agency for 25 years, she found many opportunities to travel to every corner of the world from Asia to Europe, Africa to South America. However, in 1990, her passion for painting became so ruling that she decided to devote more energy to her art. Her artworks can now be found in art galleries in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario, Hong Kong and Seoul. Her work has been exhibited in international art fairs as far as Tokyo, Singapore, Istanbul, London, Los Angeles, New York, Seoul, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, and Melbourne.
My pictorial approach draws its inspiration from floral subjects such as flower beds, or eventually a simple bunch of flowers and old stone flower-pots found in my natural gardens where summertime is busy with photographs and sketches. In this way, light and movement are captured and later on interpreted in my own artistic way. The painting is mostly defined as semi-figurative in its approach. The stylized flowers are directly carved on the canvas with lively imagination, at times tinted with memories and motifs from my numerous travels around the globe. Acrylic is the preferred medium with an addition, from time to time, of paper collages, modeling paste and oil pastel to increase the texture of the final product. The spatula and modeling paste are used to accentuate movement and depth.
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