Featured Artist Nathalie Frenière

Canadian artist Nathalie Frenière paints contemporary abstract landscapes that capture the immense beauty and changing nature of the sky. Visit her website to see more of her work.

 

painting of a sunrise by Nathalie Freniere

“The Rising Sun” oil on canvas, 10” x 10”

 

I was born in Montreal, Canada and as a child, I always dreamed of creating.

 

painting of a winter sky by Nathalie Freniere

“Winter Sky” oil on canvas, 24” x 24”

 

I was fortunate enough to grow up in a world surrounded by arts. I started drawing when I was very young and I explored different forms of artistic expression in visual arts.

 

paintig of a sunset by Nathalie Freniere

“Gloria” oil on canvas, 36” x 30”

 

I studied graphic design and worked in this profession for fifteen years. It gave me the opportunity to develop my creative sense, and to stay in the art world. I really enjoyed most of those years working in this industry and learned a lot about design and organization, but I needed more freedom, and wanted to express myself without constraint, creating from my inner spirit.

 

painting of the sky by Nathalie Freniere

“Light of Life” oil on canvas, 30” x 30”

 

I had the opportunity to attend Impressionist painting workshops in Canada and in Paris, France. After this journey, I became aware of the deep need to express myself with oil painting.

 

painting of a cloud filled sky by Nathalie Freniere

“Dance Little Sky” oil on canvas, 16” x 16”

 

Every painting is a journey of discovery. My aim is to communicate the emotion of the moment.

 

painting of the water and sky by Nathalie Freniere

“Raisonnance – Reasoning” oil on canvas, 24” x 20”

 

Throughout my life, I have always been inspired by the beauty of nature. Nature speaks to me with serenity. She invites me to find peace and contemplate the wonder of this world in which we live.

 

painting of the sky by Nathalie Freniere

“Oraison – Prayer” oil on canvas, 10” x 10”

 

I also seek to convey the fragility of the environment while expressing its immensity.

 

Painting of the sky and a summit by Nathalie Freniere

“Le Sommet – The Summit” oil on canvas, 48” x 48”

 

I paint contemporary semi-abstract landscapes inspired by my journey and my travels. My works are an interpretation of my inner gaze, like a pictorial dream. I like to convey a serene atmosphere to create enigmatic vistas.

 

painting of the sky at dawn by Nathalie Freniere

“L’aube – Dawn” oil and China ink on canvas, 12” x 12”

 

I paint in oils and occasionally incorporate India ink which I apply with a spatula in layered layers. My technique creates vaporous effects where I let abstraction and figuration rub shoulders. I play with the light, the contrast and the dynamism of the colors.

 

painting of a distant shore by Nathalie Freniere

“Rivage Lointain – Distant Shore” oil and China ink on canvas, 12” x 12”

 

This allows me, with hindsight from the easel, to see what needs to be revealed.

 

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Comments

  1. Nathalie,
    Your skies and clouds are painted with so much imagination and color.

  2. I admire all of them. Rainsonance is my favorite.

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