Featured Artist Therese Boisclair

Canadian artist Therese Boisclair’s abstract mixed media landscapes are ethereal, textured and filled with color and light. Learn more about this talented artist by visiting her website.

 

“Hope II” Mixed Media, 12” x 12” by artist Therese Boisclair. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com.

“Hope II” Mixed Media, 12” x 12”

 

I am a French Canadian artist living in Ottawa, Canada. I studied photography and spent a number of years searching for the “right medium” to explore my artistic abilities. I acquired expertise in many different artistic mediums, including enamel on copper, pottery, stained glass, jewelry making, and more — which have all contributed to my visual vocabulary.

 

“Moonlight” Mixed Media, 30” x 40” by artist Therese Boisclair. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com.

“Moonlight” Mixed Media, 30” x 40”

 

Painting was the medium that really captured my attention. I studied in formal and non-formal settings with local and visiting artists and chose watercolours to express myself. I worked with that medium for over eighteen years. Using my photographs, I loved painting scenes from the French Riviera. The local architecture, the cobbled narrow streets and the scenes of everyday life fascinated me.

 

“Passage” (4 panels) Mixed Media, 60” x 60” by artist Therese Boisclair. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com.

“Passage” (4 panels) Mixed Media, 60” x 60”

 

Always searching and experimenting, I discovered the fragility of tissue paper and the boldness of acrylics. You can still see the influence of my watercolour experience in my “new medium.” My paintings stand out by their rich texture, bright colors, light and transparency. Inspired by a desire to celebrate life and to express the beauty of the natural world, I capture the atmospheric sensations of landscapes in alluring abstract works of art.

 

“Seaside Village” Mixed Media, 30” x 24” by artist Therese Boisclair. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com.

“Seaside Village” Mixed Media, 30” x 24”

 

In my constant search for my artistic expression, I consider myself a mixed media artist. I am now incorporating collage, beads, stained glass and so much more. I am having so much fun doing it.

 

“Sparkling Reflections” Mixed Media, 30” x 30” by artist Therese Boisclair. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com.

“Sparkling Reflections” Mixed Media, 30” x 30”

 

My inspiration is guided by the emotions of the moment that decide the colors I lay on paper. My brush is guided only by my imagination. From the fragile tissue and movement of color emerge fluid and luminous landscapes. I create paintings that depict unique atmospheres and evoke abstract landscapes that inspire us through the maze of our own imagination. In my paintings this is very much a case of “this is not what you are looking at, but what you see.”

 

“Spring Currents” (triptych) Mixed Media, 12” x 36” by artist Therese Boisclair. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com.

“Spring Currents” (triptych) Mixed Media, 12” x 36”

 

I enjoy combining the bold colors of acrylic painting with the fragility of tissue paper to achieve a myriad textures, unexpected patterns, and varied translucent effects. The textures, bold colors, light and transparency continue to fascinate me. My technique always leaves room for surprises.

 

“Stormy Seas” (triptych) Mixed Media, 36” x 24” by artist Therese Boisclair. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com.

“Stormy Seas” (triptych) Mixed Media, 36” x 24”

 

I hope my work touches people who see it. It is personal. I paint from the heart. When I’m painting, I am very spiritual, I think about life, relationships, and passed loved ones – the things that I care about.

 

“Towards the Storm” Mixed Media, 20” x 24” by artist Therese Boisclair. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com.

“Towards the Storm” Mixed Media, 20” x 24”

 

One of the many accolades I have received was the “Best of Show” in an exhibition held at the Estense Castle in Ferrarra, Italy. I was also given awards during the 1st edition of the Naples Prize for Contemporary Art 2013 organized by the Galleria Monteolivetto, Naples, Italy.

 

“Waiting” Mixed Media, 20” x 20”by artist Therese Boisclair. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com.

“Waiting” Mixed Media, 20” x 20”

 

I was featured in Studio Visit Magazine, among other publications. I am a member of several associations in Canada.

 

Artist Therese Boisclair in her studio. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Therese Boisclair in her studio.

 

My abstract landscapes have been seen in numerous exhibitions in Canada, Europe and the United States. My artwork can be found in many private and public collections throughout the world.

 

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Comments

  1. Stunning work! You really can feel it comes from the heart.

  2. Steven Mikel says:

    Really nice! I especially like “Stormy Seas”… Blessings

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