New academic painter, Dominique Normand, lives in the Laurentians, Québec. She celebrates the beauty and Spirit of Canadian Wilderness in her work. Her paintings speak a vibrant language revealing, in a daring, suggested fashion, observations of moments in time. Her paintings are fragments of her story and the ecological worlds she visits in a passionate manner. Normand is Metis of Maliseet descent.
In celebration of Canada 150, Normand was invited to participate in Canada C3: a 150 day sailing journey through the Canadian Northwest Passage. The vessel traveling from Toronto to Victoria hosts a melting pot of Canadian society, including artists, scientists, Indigenous elders, and community leaders. La Serie Fogo is the result of this journey.
"Feeling the winds of change aboard the Polar Prince, on the CanadaC3 expedition, searching truth and reconciliation along the way, as we approached community after community, I became more and more impatient and eager to greet the creative Spirit of my painting world. I had to find myself again, swim in the treacherous seaways of creative waters. So long forest and far away ocean, so long friends, brothers and sisters of mind, honey I am home, again.
Here are a few recent pieces that initiate a dialogue, telling some bits and pieces of a story of the past few months in a visual manner. Crossing Over, a series of paintings meaning to look deeper under the surface of events, uncovering unwanted truths, sharing deeper understanding, looking under the surface, into the unknown."
Normand's work has been showcased in many solo and group exhibitions such as 11 Nations cultural center, Galerie Richelieu in Montréal, Saint Adolphe's Manifest'Art in the Laurentians, Montmagny's Rendez-Vous Ononthio, Broadway Gallery in New York, Westin Hotel in Los Angeles, Soutana Galerie and Jardin d'Hiver in Mont Tremblant, as well as galleries in Montebello, St-Jovite, Saint Sauveur, Piedmont, Horse Show Classique de Blainville and many more.
Visit Dominique Normand's website here.