Galerie Vanasse - Art figuratif et portraits

Carole Bonneau

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Artistic Approach

To capture the inner beauty of a subject, to feel the light caressing a soul and reproduce it in a way that touches you is the very essence of an excellent portraitist. Carole Bonneau, a Laurentians painting artist, has this ability to lay on canvas a myriad of colors that renders emotions.

Inspired by the great masters, Carole takes pleasure in playing with light contrast and each of her paintings is rich in energy and colors. From time to time she selects other medium like dry pastel but her favourite medium is acrylic painting. Her work, primarily based on still life and figures, is tainted by a realism that mystifies the eye.

A theme she holds close to her heart, pears so realist and so tempting, in bright colors, appearing from obscure background. When she paints, her mission is to look at things differently which induces spectators to do the same. Her ultimate goal is to represent the sensual aspect of shapes, the velvet-like of skin, the richness of colors to rise craving to touch those smooth skins, those small water drops, to breathe in its mouth watering perfume.

Carole has become sort of a luminist, playing with light to represent the tenderness of a cheek, the nostalgia of a smile, the lightness of being. She also takes great care in selecting the color that will inspire the emotions she feels. Looking at her art will have you engage a silent dialog with the subject that calls you, that reflects your own humanity.

Graduating with honour from the Academie des beaux arts de Laval, Carole has devoted herself to her art, she as made the choice to invest all of her time on researching, sharing her knowledge with others and creating her own work.

Dive into Carole's world, even for a brief moment and allow your senses, your soul to be touched.

The artist disappears so that only the essence remains.

Studies

Académie des beaux-arts de Laval, Mission Renaissance:

2000-2001 Adults teaching formation: drawing techniques, painting, portrait and pastel course

1997-2003 Basic academic formation: linear drawing techniques, tone techniques, portrait and oil painting.

Acknowledgements and Awards

2011 Académie Internationale Des Beaux-Arts du Québec – Academician title

2009 Ress-Art symposium, Ahunsic – honorary guest

2009 Mascouche art festival – Second place Professional artist category

2008 Montage-Art annual exhibition – Florence-Landry prize

2007 Blainville-Art annual exhibition – Second place

2007 Académie Internationale des Beaux Arts du Qc. Lamoureux-Ritzenhoff grant, professional category

2007 Académie Internationale des Beaux Arts du Qc.
Athéna first price, professionnal category

2007 Académie Internationale des Beaux Arts du Qc.
Second price Démos, public vote, Artacadémie competition

2006 Blainville-Art annual exhibition – Third place

2006 Académie Internationale des Beaux Arts du Qc.
Athéna silver award, professionnal category

2006 Académie Internationale des Beaux Arts du Qc.
Second price Démos, public vote, Artacadémie competition

2006 Rêves D'Automne National art competition, Festival paysage en peinture, Baie St- Paul – Honorary Mention

2005 Comme-Unique-Art, Souffle de Création gallery, St-Eustache – Josie Ronaldo award

2005 Blainville Symposium, Second place, Public Award

2005 Rêves d'automne National art Competition, Second place

2004 "Comme-Unique-Art", "Souffle de Création" Gallery, St-Eustache – Technical mastering awarded by Magazin'Art editor Jacques Latulippe

2004 Blainville Symposium, Public Award

2004 Rosemere Symposium, Public Award

2003 Comme-Unique-Art, Galerie Souffle de Création, St-Eustache – Color Harmony awarded by Magazin'Art editor Jacques Latulippe

1998 Académie des beaux-arts de Laval, Mission Renaissance – Honorary Mention monochrome painting category

Associations

2011 Institute of figurative arts – signature membership
2006 Laurentians culture council
2006 Académie Internationale Des Beaux-Arts du Québec
2005/06  Pastel society of eastern Canada