Patricia Bellerose

Artist Bio

She was born in 1980 in Joliette, Quebec.  Her family always encouraged her to draw, do watercolors and other painting mediums. She graduated in graphic design in 2000 and work in that field for a very short period. In 2006 she started acrylic painting and then move to oil painting in 2008. Her first gallery representation started in 2011. Her artwork has been rewarded in numerous international painting con­­tests. Lately she received an award of excellence for the 2014 OPA eastern regional Exhibition and 2014, 3rd Place Overall award April/May PleinAir Salon competition. She is a member of Oil painter of America (OPA) and Portrait Society of America (PSA).

“I am mostly a self-taught painter. I acquired my painting skills through practice and reading. My influences are the Russian Impressionist masters, American and Canadian such as the Group of Seven. The plein air painting has been crucial in my learning. It allows for further research of colors, the simplification of the composition and timeliness.

My way of thinking about painting is not limited in subject and color palette, as my signature lies in the application of paint. I work with oil on linen canvas by exploring several issues that are dear to me. I do landscape, still life, portraits and figures. My palette is universal and I use a wide range of tools such as, brushes, spatulas, etc., because every part of the canvas should be interesting for the eyes. When I am painting, I am always looking to inject movement to my subject by working with light and texture in an impressionistic way. I love to paint truly human nature. I do not want people to pose for me I want to capture the expression of the moment in all its authenticity.

Oil is a fascinating medium and I have a lot of pleasure to investigate it every day.”

 Her work is now represented in many galleries trough out Canada and United States. You can follow her on facebook.

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