Featured Artist Nathalie Lapointe

Canadian artist Nathalie Lapointe’s cityscape paintings are filled with energy and dramatic perspective. Enjoy her portfolio and visit her website to see more.

 

Oil painting of the city in spring by Nathalie Lapointe

“Printemps” Oil, 20” x 20”

 

When I was in elementary school, I had a young friend whose father taught the arts. She had everything she needed to tinker, paint and collage.

 

Oil painting of a city by Nathalie Lapointe

“Citizen vintage” Oil, 48” x 36”

 

We spent hours creating. I think I was born to create. I start drawing very early and took watercolour classes at the age of eleven.

 

Oil painting of a seascape by Nathalie Lapointe

“Ville de mer” Oil, 36” x 24”

 

At fifteen, I decide to take fine art classes, including drawing, studies of tones, oil painting and classes that followed the style of the great masters. In high school, I took photography courses. I wanted to master as many techniques as I could so I would be freer to express the images I saw in my mind.

 

Oil painting of a city in the rain by Nathalie Lapointe

“Ma tasse de thé” Oil, 48” x 36”

 

I then began the work of developing my own language through the visual arts—my personal touch, my interpretation of the subjects that attract me.

 

Oil painting of New York City by Nathalie Lapointe

“New York, toujours” Oil, 30” x 40”

 

I first worked on portraits. Then came the period of flowers. It is during the flower period that I learned to work with spatulas and other tools.

 

Imaginary city scape oil painting by Nathalie Lapointe

“Fenêtre urbaine” Oil, 17” x 30”

 

I love music and the hustle and bustle of cities. Architecture and my natural body language moves me more towards the lines, the horizontals and verticals, of cities.

 

Oil painting of a fantasy city by Nathalie Lapointe

“Rivebois” Oil, 24” x 60”

 

I spend a lot of time interpreting the imagery of cities. I work to create a rendering that is free, expressive and tending towards impressionism, full of energy, movement and color.

 

Oil painting of a city and water by Nathalie Lapointe

“Blue note” Oil, 30” x 24”

 

I am drawn to almost always focus on my cityscapes, but I give myself the freedom to delve into other subjects, such as boats at sea and landscape.

 

Oil painting of a city by Nathalie Lapointe

“Aux reflets de cuivre” Oil, 40” x 20”

 

I like to emphasize strong contrasts. Most of all, I like my image to convey a feeling.

 

Oil painting of Tresor, Italy by Nathalie Lapointe

“Trésor d’Italie” Oil, 40” x 30”

 

Whether it’s the vibe of the city during the day, its calm in the morning or its energized night life, or the quiet beauty of the seaside, of the boats, or even all the splendor of my imaginary fantasy worlds inspired by video games, I like to create a scene that transports my audience to another world.

 

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Comments

  1. Your beautiful work is an inspiration.
    City Scapes I can only draw… your vision is
    Magical. I love the city in distance and the paint splays
    To viewers. Perspective ❤️

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