We are pleased to hold over our September exhibit of the newest works by Canadian artist, Lori-ann Latremouille.
In this year's exhibit, "Magnolia", Latremouille says, "I have always loved the stark beauty of Magnolia trees and bushes in spring. The glorious buds sitting perched on the leafless dark branches like small pink and white birds waiting to bloom and fly. So stunning and surreal to me invoking these images."
Since the 1980's Latremouille has been creating her visual puzzels of humans, animals and vegatation intertwined on paper with charcoal and pastels. In 2010 she started painting with acrylics on wood panel. She was drawn to the natural wood grain texture and the layering effects the paint allows.
Latremouille was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is clearly influenced by the lush and synergistic ecosystems of the West Coast. This is evident in her work, where human figures, animals, sea creatures, birds, flora and fauna all intertwine. She begins each piece by doodling and sketching. The lines gradually develop into more complex shapes and forms. Positive and negative spaces shift back and forth, like in a jigsaw puzzle. The images spontaneously evolve. Velvety blacks and pure colours provide sensual tonal gradations that give the work an evocative strength and intensity. Her unique blending of emotionally charged blocks of color with brilliantly contrasting black and white hues is striking and at times psychedelic.
She is also a singer songwriter and has published 3 CDʼs of her own music. Poetry is where her songwriting began, and she is now incorporating her lyrics and poetry into her paintings. Over the past 35 years her work has been exhibited extensively in the United States and Canada, she has also exhibited in Europe. Her work hangs in many prominent private and public collections. Lori-ann Latremouille's unique striking artwork has made a lasting mark in the art world and will no doubt continue to draw acclaim and recognition.