About Me and this WebsiteSatisfy your curiosity
I’m a French Canadian artist actually living in a suburb of Montreal with my life companion and my son.
As far as I remember, creativity has always been part of my life. Over the years, it has manifested itself in various forms such as visual arts, crafts, writing, scenography and even the creation of websites.
In spite of this, for twenty years, life has diverted me from this fundamental drive during which time I devoted myself to personal growth, alternative and energetic medicine and the spiritual dimension of the human being.
Since 2011, the deep rooted creative impulse has resurfaced and reunited me with my old friend … painting.
|2013||Gestion de carrière artistique||Blanche Morin et Claude Gillet, online|
|1988-1986||Études cinématographiques||Université de Montréal, partial|
|1986-1983||DEC en Scénographie||Cégep Lionel-Groulx, Ste-Thérèse de Blainville|
|1983-1982||Arts plastiques||Cégep de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke|
|2017||Exposition des artistes de Lorraine et invités, Maison Gart. Lorraine, Quebec.|
|L’Art de Mai 2017, Centre d’art de Ste-Rose. Laval, Quebec.|
|Twitter Art Exhibit 2017, Stratford upon Avon, UK.|
|Le Sélection Laval, Le Sélection Laval, Laval, Quebec.|
|2017-2016||Annuelle des Arts 2016 – Événement à l’hôtel de ville de Laval
City Hall. Laval, Québec.
|2016||International digital art miniprint exhibition 11
La Voix Visuelle, Ottawa, Ontario. Curator: Marie Hélène Giguère.
|Annuelle des Arts 2016, Centre d’art de Ste-Rose. Laval, Quebec.|
|L’Art de Mai 2016, Centre d’art de Ste-Rose. Laval, Quebec.|
|Twitter Art Exhibit : NYC 2016, Trygve Lie Gallery. New York, USA.|
|2015||Annuelle des Arts 2015, Centre d’art de Ste-Rose. Laval, Quebec.|
|L’Art de Mai 2015, Centre d’art de Ste-Rose. Laval, Quebec.|
|Twitter Art Exhibit 2015, Moss Library. Moss, Norway.|
|2014||International digital art miniprint exhibition 9
La voix visuelle, Ottawa, Ontario. Curator: François Chalifour.
|Folies de décembre, Maison André-Benjamin Papineau, Laval, Quebec.|
|1 ère édition de la Triennale Internationale Prix Contraste de l’estampe numérique, Galerie Contraste, Fribourg, Switzerland.|
|Annuelle des Arts 2014, Maison André-Benjamin Papineau, Laval, Quebec|
|2014||L’Art de Mai 2014, Maison André-Benjamin Papineau, Laval, Quebec|
|Twitter Art Exhibit 2014 CityArts Factory, Magic Gallery, Orlando, Florida|
|2013||International digital art miniprint exhibition 8, La voix visuelle, Ottawa, Ontario. Curator : André Paquin.|
|Annuelle des Arts 2013, Maison André-Benjamin Papineau. Laval, Quebec|
|L’Art de Mai 2013, Maison André-Benjamin Papineau. Laval, Quebec|
|2012||Bridging Heaven and Earth 2012, Bridging Heaven and Earth Art Project. Santa Barbara, California, USA|
Press & Media
|2015||Bienvenue chez les #NUMÉRICAINS
Ici.radio-canada.ca/numericains. Producer: Chloé Sondervorst. Written testimony and painting published on the blog.
|2014||The Daily Muse: An exclusive interview with Louise Lamirande, Mixed Media / Digital Artist, Interview & paintings published on ElusiveMu.se|
|Mondialisation. Prix Contraste de l’estampe numérique 2014
Galerie Contraste, Fribourg, Switzerland. International art exhibit catalog.
|L’estampe numérique primée
Journalist: Monique Durussel. Painting published in the Swiss Newspaper « La liberté », Fribourg.
|Group Show-Digital Art from Canada
Curators: Hungarian Electrographic Art Association, Voix Visuelle Canada. Met Gallery, Budapest, Hongrie. Painting published online.
|2012||Bridging Heaven and Art Show #286
Web and local television show. Painting shown.
|2016-2011||Creation, management, writing||Artist website: LouiseLamirande.com|
|2014-2010||Creation, management, writing||Guide du Bien-Être. Website (closed)|
|2010||Creation, management, writing||Guide du Bien-Être : 52 semaines de développement personnel (online program)|
|2011-2008||Writing||Pranic Healing Québec (blog)|
|1988-1985||Scenograph, prop woman, stagehand||Laval, Quebec, Montreal.|
|1984||Muralist||Cégep de Sherbrooke.|
Consciousness, exploration, pleasure and evolution are fundamental to my artistic approach which expresses itself through abstract and semi-abstract paintings created with various mediums like the acrylic, oil, ink and digital .
Abstract painting and semi-abstract painting are distancing me from reality by creating imaginary worlds in which I travel emotionally with my senses. The movement, shapes, colors and textures transport me.
I’m looking for a state of balance between the intuitive and the rational mind, between the spontaneous and the conscious gestures while listening to the present moment, my inner universe and the emerging artwork.
At the moment, I dedicate myself to oil and cold wax painting on translucent polyester film or wood, as well as acrylic and India ink on Yupo paper.
With these different mediums and substrates, I explore the painting technique by addition and subtraction which allows me to create richly textured artworks giving the impression of being marked by the passage of time.
When painting, I constantly impose myself new challenges in order to go out of my comfort zone and progress. It’s one of the fundamentals in my creative process. As a result, my work is frequently redefined and evolves to the rhythm of those challenges.
About this website
This website was created with the intent to share my paintings and discoveries with readers who can’t understand the content of my artist’s website written in French (click here if you are curious).
Enjoy your visit,