Diane Brouillette was born in Valleyfield in 1960 and has gained a strong background in art. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (1985), she studied printmaking in Grenoble (France) and received a scholarship from the Canada Council for the Arts (1989) in order to perfect her techniques at the Academy of Fine – Florence Arts in Italy. Her works are found in many private and public collections.
Diane Brouillette painted and exhibited professionally for almost 30 years. She is recognized – beyond our borders for her still lifes executed with a realism so special that her subjects vibrate and come alive. In recent years, the artist, unleashing the power of her imagination, gives new life to her iconography. Her characters, lonely, frozen on the canvas, emerge from a world entrenched in the dream, the unconscious and the intimate. Only the hands and faces are highlighted. As her still lifes, her new paintings are executed with the same refined sense of detail and the same richness of matter and light. Diane Brouillette is revealed and yet her characters keep their secrets, behind a mask, their hands or lowered eyelids. Is it this paradox that captivates the audience in search of an answer?
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Annie Reynaud 2013/11