My creative process is primarily a relationship with nature’s
energy, an intuitive journey out of time to a new perception of the places and spaces that connect us. My knowledge of trees and horticulture are put to good use in my paintings, through my sense of the unseen living soul of the plant world. To deepen my vision, I take photos, write down my observations, draw sketches out in the woods and at the Natural Museum of Ottawa.
Next, I set all of this collected information aside and let my mind wander. Solitude facilitates my creative process, allowing me to make connections between the nature of things and my knowledge, leading me to a new perception of places and spaces.
To stimulate my creative spirit, before I paint, I clear my mind through meditation, which is the root of my inspiration. Then, I begin my creative work, with one or two watercolour shades applied in broad spontaneous strokes with brush or knife, for an intuitive journey out of time. To materialize my perceptions on canvas or wood, I paint the vital space that allows the object to take shape. To explore the textures of each element, I use my photos or sketches for inspiration and remain open to other materials to achieve an organic effect. I blend mixed media with watercolour, such as concrete, paste, acrylic and Japanese collage paper. During the process of producing a work, I distance myself in order to balance the composition by adding colours or removing elements.
Creating feels so good.