About the Artist:
Native of Trois-Rivières (Canada), Thérèse Boisclair studied photography for many years. She spent a long time searching for the "right medium" to explore her artistic talents.
She painted in watercolour for over 18 years. She then began experimenting with watercolours and acrylics on tissue paper and other exotic papers. She chose to expand her experimentation with the fragility of the tissue paper and the boldness of the acrylics. Her inspiration is the emotion of the moment it determines the colours that she uses. Her brush is only guided by her imagination.
From the fragile tissue paper, from the movement of colors emerge fluid and luminous landscapes. Boisclair creates paintings that depict the unique atmosphere reminiscent of abstract landscapes that inspire us in the maze of our own imagination.
Boisclair is an international artist, whose monolithic works thread together conceptual practices with material practices, excavating memory and lived experience in order to distil the essences of these immaterial events into translucent images that glow, vibrate, and reverberate together in unexpected and magical way. When talking about her paintings, Boisclair says "This is not what you are looking at that is important but what you see".
She acknowledges that everyone will see something different in each of her paintings. She received numerous awards and recognitions during her artistic career. Among them, she was awarded Best of Show in the exhibition Liberated Dreams, held at the Estense Castle in Ferrarra, Italy in April 2012. Her abstracts landscapes have been seen in many exhibitions in Canada, Europe and the United States. We can find her works in private and public collections in many countries. She is a member of several associations in Canada, she lives and works in Ottawa, Canada.