arts louise lachance legault
medium mixte, mixed media
 
 

Louise Lachance Legault

 

“My goal is to enjoy the physical spontaneity of working with all drawing and water-based media, as they provide loose structural under-paintings, which then are shaped with a series of washes and collages, the main theme being music and people.

By then, I have created a work that reaches out by evoking emotions and capturing moments of time and space through the use of colour, shapes, textures and patterns. I love to draw, to compose and to celebrate “life” and the pure joy of seeing and feeling the beauty that surrounds us in an abstract way.”

 

 

 

     

 

Louise Lachance Legault born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, started very early to draw and paint: after a few years of private courses, she attended l’Institut des Arts Appliqués where she graduated in Interior Design. In 1987, at Concordia University of Montreal, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with distinction, majoring in painting and printmaking. She has taken many high-level workshops in Watermedia, Mixed-media, Watercolour, Printmaking, Monotype, in Canada and the United States all of which influence her art.

 

For over 40 years, Louise has taught creativity to children in private and public schools and to adults in her studio, in Cultural Centres and Art Studios. She has conducted many workshops in Canada and the USA and will conduct more this year in Montreal, the Eastern Townships and in western Canada. Music and traveling make up a great part of her life: she plays the piano and enjoys many forms of music, especially opera. 

 

“I draw, I paint, I experiment, because I love it and I do it all with passion. My work is exuberant and this is the way I express myself''.

 

Louise, through her fifty-year career as an artist, has participated in many solo and group exhibitions, juried shows in Canada and the USA and received awards and honourable mentions. Her works are to be found in collections in Canada, the USA, and Europe. She is represented by the Richelieu Gallery in Montreal, and Galllery du coin in Valleyfield.