Artist: Heloise Doucet
Children observe a heron at sunset on a rocky Atlantic beach. Calls to the adventures and new discoveries of our childhood in a background of radiant colour. Photo permissions from Rod MacIvor.
From my dancer series, this showcases the power and grace of the Springboard Dance Center in Montreal. Photo used with permission of Michael Slobodian.
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I was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario. Although I was drawn to art at a young age, I elected to pursue a career in computers and high tech. After finishing a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Mathematics from Waterloo with a Minor in Fine Art, in 1994 my husband and I moved to Ottawa to work in the high tech industry and start a family. We currently live in Ottawa and have 2 children in their 20’s attending college and university.
I kept up my art sporadically over the years by attending local classes and working on portraiture and landscapes in watercolour and acrylics. I was always drawn to figure drawing and painting and as I attended ballet, modern and jazz classes from age 7 to age 40, I use my knowledge of anatomy and physical expression in my work as much as I can. In addition, I have used many of the places I have travelled to as landscape subjects include the Canadian wilderness. I have also done numerous commissions for people of their favourite furry family members.
One common theme throughout my work is the composition. I am always amazed at how small changes in things such as aspect ratio, negative space and positioning of the subjects can energize a piece of art or just give you that feeling of “ahhhhh”. I thoroughly enjoy working with all of my compositions to pull the viewer into the piece and accentuate the mood I am trying to convey.