Medium: Oil on Canvas
Title: Garden of Mysteries"
Size: 20" x 24"
Artist: Martine Lemieux
"I started taking oil painting lessons when I was 10 1/2 years old. It made me wanted to become an artist. I studied Fashion Design before deciding what I really want to do was to make art. I then registered to art school in university and started learning about contemporary art. This wasn't exactly what I was looking for but it helped me discovered myself. I became an art teacher before I invested in my art practice. I now have been painting for 10 years and I love it. I gives me a lot of freedom and joy.
Nature, travels, emotions, meditation are some of my endlessly subject of inspiration. I am obsess with birds. I love folk art from all around the world, specially from Mexico. Textiles and colors also play an important role as I use to study fashion design in my twenties. Textile was the first love of my life and I have a hole collection of fabrics at home. Walking in nature and gardens get me into the right mood to create. But in the cold winter times it is not possible to go into gardens and maybe this is why I like to paint plants, flowers and nature because I miss it so much… I also work with kids and their ability to create without fear inspire me to not care so much about perfection and to have fun.