Virginia Dupuis, SCA
Working in the traditional medium of oil, I take a macroscopic view, often at a scale larger than life, and strive for a strong tactile quality, building up layers of paint.
I respect perseverance, patience and resilience and am drawn to a subject by its beauty, colour and rhythm. Exploring colouristically the drama in patterns, suggestive of creation, growth and endurance, allows me to see beauty in the ordinary.
Virginia has been exhibiting her work professionally for a number of years; she is a graduate of the 3 year Fine Arts Diplomaat the Ottawa School of Art.In the final year she refined her oil painting practice by completing two Advanced Studios in oil painting, as well as two Apprenticeships in oil painting with a concentration into colour theory.
Virginia was the recipient of both the Ted Marshall Scholarship and the Morton Baslaw Watercolour Scholarship at the Ottawa School of Art. She has also won Best in Show at the Ottawa School of Art Instructors and Student Annual Show and Sale for three consecutive years – 2009 to 2011.
Virginia won Juror’s Awards in the Arteast Annual Juried Awards Show for five consecutive years - 2010 to 2014, each in a different medium, as well as the Juror’s Award for AOE Arts Council Selections 2011 show.
She was awarded a grant from the AOE Arts Council to present her work on the Lalande and Doyle Exhibition Space in Shenkman Arts Centre, as well as Exhibition Assistance grants from the Ontario Arts Council.
Virginia volunteers her time as Secretary of Arteast.She is a member of the Orleans Art Studio Tour and a recently juried team member of the Kanata Civic Art Gallery, and an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists