Artist’s statement

Andre Gide said:

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” 

That's pretty much the role of the artist, right? Pushing the boundaries, exploring new territories, inventing new languages. Everything has apparently been said. But as Gide again states, “Everything's already been said, but since nobody was listening, we have to start again.” 

Doubt. Doubt is uncomfortable but necessary, it’s exciting. It forces me to let go and trust, not only me but also the process.

I love abstract painting. Always loved it. I love light, surfaces modulated by thousands of whites, ample and round gestures, fine and free lines, spots of bright colours. All this visual language that I sometimes deliberately hide and then rediscover to reveal a buried universe. I mainly work with acrylics, lots of water, graphite and soluble color pencils. I create textures, build layers, mark the surface and scratch it. I am very much influenced by the environment I live in. This is what inspires the most. My approach is intuitive. I have no preconceived ideas nor ideal outcomes. I am interested in revealing what is hidden behind the surface. By scraping it, I give life to a whole new world. Serendipity is not only a word I love, it is exactly what I’m seeking for.

Seemingly quiet and serene, my paintings reveal many subtleties and emotions for the viewer to discover.

Thank you for visiting my website.




I am an abstract painter. I graduated from Concordia University in Montreal in 1982. I have a Bachelor in Fine Arts with a major in graphic design. With a successful 40 year career as a graphic designer, I provided thousands of design solutions to clients across Canada and abroad, many years directing teams in my own firm.

In the last several years I have immersed myself in the world of painting, exchanging with other artists and teachers from all over the world. I am now painting full time, exploring new territories literally and figuratively as I am passionate about traveling to the most remote places in the world.

Art Education - Workshops - Exhibitions
Fine Art program, Concordia University, Quebec, Canada
The Artist’s Journey, Nancy Hillis, California
The Artist’s Journey Masterclass, Nancy Hillis, California
2022 - 2023   
Creative Visionary Program, Nicholas Wilton, Founder of Art2Life Program, California

Cinq voix, a group exhibition, September, Galerie Espace, Montreal
Chinese painting and calligraphy, The Visual Arts Center, Westmount