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Louise Piquette

Biography: 

Louise Murielle Piquette

Box 719, 16268 Twp. Rd. 675, Plamondon, AB T0A 2T0

Telephone: 780 798 3910,

Louise's email

Louise is a native of St. Paul, Alberta and now resides in Lac La Biche County near the hamlet of Plamondon, Alberta. She is married and has raised four children and she is proud of her eight grandchildren. Louise’s artistic talents are largely self-taught. She has enriched her learning by taking courses and workshops in Fine Arts at Douglas College, New Westminster, British Columbia. It is there that she developed and perfected her creative techniques and favorite art forms so evident in her work today. Louise works in watercolor, acrylics and clay. Watercolour landscapes allows her to express what she absorbs from her surroundings of farmland, lakes and rivers, ponds and the boreal forest. Her attraction to older folks and down to earth people of yesteryears is the inspiration for many characters she sculpts in clay. She enjoys people responses to her pieces, the vivid personalities they perceive evoking feelings of affection humor and pleasure. Masks and pottery complete her array of clay works. Her art work is displayed in many private collections across Canada and in other countries. She has offered many demonstrations of painting, sculpting and mask-making at various locations in Alberta.

Louise has two studios, one for clay and one for painting. Louise also loves painting in the fifth wheel during her travels with her husband. In May 2012, she is starting a new and exciting venture, the opening of the “Boreal Gallery,” the first art gallery in Lac La Biche County.

Education

1960 – 69: courses provided by the University of Alberta Extension Department

1970 – 73:  Fine Arts Program, Douglas College, New Westminster, B.C.

1972 - 83:  Painting and pottery evening classes, Surrey and Delta Art Councils

1983 – 86: First and second year Carpentry, Portage College, Lac La Biche

2001 – present: Water color workshops: Brian Ateo, Jim Brager, Jack Reid, Ron Ranson

Exhibitions

1971 – 1982:  Spring and Fall Delta, B.C. Arts Festival exhibitions.

1971 – 1982:  Spring and Fall Invitational open houses at her home studio in Tsawwassen.

1976: Sculpture exhibition at Danish Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

1987 – 2001: Annual paintings, pottery and sculpture exhibitions at Lac La Biche Arts and Craft Show.

2000 – present: Annual painting, pottery, sculptures and mask exhibitions at Centre des Arts Visuels de l’Alberta, Edmonton.

2001 – present: Travelling displays with Centre des Arts in various francophone communities in Alberta.

2001 – present: Annual invitational open houses at her home studio in Lac La Biche.

2008- present: Fall and spring  St. Albert Painters’ Guild Art Show and Sale

Collections   Many private collections

Memberships

St. Albert Painters’ Guild

Société  des arts visuels de l’Alberta (CAVA)

Visual Arts Studio Association (VASA)

Galleries  

Le Centre des Arts Visuels de l’Alberta,  Edmonton,

Boreal Gallery, Plamondon, AB

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Artist’s Statement

Art is a major part of my life. It is a passion and a way of life.  I love creating and expressing myself through art. Watercolour allows me to express what I absorb from my surroundings of farmland, lakes and rivers, ponds and our boreal forest. I feel fortunate to live in this beautiful part of Alberta.  My journey as an artist is a discovery of nature and the changing seasons. It is what I have grown to know and love.  My chosen colours reflect the harmony and vibrancy, the newness and the ever changing beauty of nature. The feelings of excitement, awe and peacefulness in nature and art nourish my soul and help create balance in my life.

 

 

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