PATRICIA BELLEROSE    "Wok Master Chefs"     14" x 18"     $1,700.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - Available for presale but must remain through the end of show -

She was born in 1980 in Joliette, Quebec, Canada.  Although nobody in her family had artistic interest, they encouraged her to draw, do watercolors and other painting mediums. She graduated in graphic design in 2000 and work in that field for a very short period. In 2006 she started acrylic painting and then move to oil painting in 2008. Her first gallery representation started in 2011. Her artwork has been rewarded in numerous international painting contests. She is a member of Oil Painters of America (OPA) and Portrait Society of America (PSA) and she is now in many galleries trough out Canada and United States.  

“I am mostly a self-taught painter. I acquired my painting skills through practice and reading. My influences are the Russian Impressionist masters, American and Canadian such as the Group of Seven. The plein air painting has been crucial in my learning. It allows for further research of colors, the simplification of the composition and timeliness.

My way of thinking about painting is not limited in subject and color palette, as my signature lies in the application of paint. I work with oil on linen canvas by exploring several issues that are dear to me. I do landscape, still life, portraits and figures. My palette is universal and I use many tools such as, brushes, spatulas, etc., because every part of the canvas should be interesting for the eyes. When I am painting, I am always looking to inject movement to my subject by working with light and texture in an impressionistic way.

Oil is a fascinating medium and I have a lot of pleasure to investigate it every day.”