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Jeannine St-Amour

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ARTIST'S STATEMENT
Fascinated by shapes and colours for as long as I can remember and the need to explore them has become a passion that has never stopped bringing me excitement and many elements of surprises.   For me abstract art is like music, an orchestra of different colours and forms playing together to develop a perfect harmony that can move us and bring different emotion.
My paintings usually start with a color idea that inspires me and then evolve into compositions.  I do not copy reality but rather aim to provoke the imagination of the viewer creating a pause in their life. 

Free of any preconceived design, subject or boundaries; I want my abstract paintings to be an exploring experience for the eyes with endless possibilities.  For me, it is a very fulfilling journey where I feel free, letting the paint be the Master.

BIOGRAPHY
Born in Chambly, Quebec, Jeannine's interest in art began early. She was actively involved in the arts throughout High School and her Commercial Studies. In 1986, Jeannine enrolled herself in an oil and watercolour painting class which became a passion that has never faded.  After taking many classes and workshops with local artists, Jeannine's love for nature and wildlife in her art was well developed.
In 1991, She participated in the Cumberland Arts and Crafts Guild Annual Juried Show (an exhibition with over a hundred entries).   Jeannine's work was awarded a second place and two honourable mentions.
She enrolled herself at the Buckhorn School of Fine Art in 1993 where she studied with Alan Sakhavarz, a wildlife artist renowned all over North America. Her work was well received and she began to produce many paintings on commission, exclusively for private collections.

Although her love for wildlife painting was very rewarding, after several years, Jeannine found her interests began to shift to other areas such as photography, floral and interior design.

In 2004, her work took a new turn led to new found happiness in her artwork as she began to explore abstract watercolour.   She kept this work a secret until  2007 when she showed it to the Curator of the Arbor Gallery and was invited to exhibit at the 2007 May Show in Vankleek Hill.  Her work has been very well received and she many of these new works have been purchased for private collections.  She continues to exhibit on a regular basis with Arbor Gallery.

 

Support in creating this artist's page from the Government of Ontario through the Programs and Services Branch of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture is acknowledged.

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