Born in Québec City.
Training: She studied at the Fine Arts School in Québec City.
Career: Marie Laberge dedicates herself exclusively to painting. She has held more than 30 solo exhibitions, and has taken part in several group exhibitions. She exhibited at the Gallery of the Museum of Fine Arts in 1980 and at the Musée Marc-Aurèle Fortin in 1989. Mentioned in the Dictionary of Canadian Artists.
Public collections: Musée du Québec; Musée de l’Université Laval; Musée des arts in Chicoutimi. Private collections abroad.
The pictorial approach of Dominique Desmeules is drawing its inspiration from floral subjects such as flower beds, or eventually a simple bunch of flowers and old stone flower-pots found in my natural gardens where summertime is busy with photographs and sketches. In this way, light and movement are captured and later on interpreted in my own artistic way. The painting is mostly defined as semi-figurative in its approach. The stylized flowers are directly carved on the canvas with lively imagination, at times tinted with memories and motifs from my numerous travels around the globe. Acrylic is the preferred medium with an addition, from time to time, of paper collages, modeling paste and oil pastel to increase the texture of the final product. The spatula and modeling paste are used to accentuate movement and depth.
Dominique Desmeules, an artist from Chicoutimi, uses acrylic to create her work. Vegetation is the basis of her inspiration : foliage, flowers, lichen on rocks…
From the first seed to the last flower, she likes to garden from early spring to late fall which leads her to observe the shade and the light as well as the movement caused by the wind in a flower bed.
Photography allows her to catch luminous moments in her garden and this, throughout the year since a winter garden is as interesting to her.
Dominique desmeules, Chicoutimi, Galerie la Corniche