When painter Nathalie Lapointe was in elementary school, she had a young friend whose father taught the arts. “She had everything she needed to tinker, paint, collage. We spent hours creating,” Lapointe recalls. “I think I was born to create.”
The Canadian artist started drawing very early on and began taking watercolor classes at age 11. At 15 years old she decided to follow the classes of fine arts: drawing, studies of tone, oil painting and classes on the great masters.
“I want to have more mastery of techniques to be freer to realize what’s in my head. Then I work to develop my own language through the visual arts, my personal touch [and] my interpretation of the subjects that attract me,” she says. Lapointe explains that she loves music, the hustle and bustle of cities and urban architecture, and that her natural body language moves her more toward the line—the horizontal and vertical gestures. Because of this, her subject matter tends toward cityscapes. “I spend a lot of time interpreting images of cities. I work to create a free, expressive and impressionist-oriented rendering, full of energy, movement and color,” says Lapointe. “I give myself the freedom to touch other subjects, such as boats at sea, the fantastic scenes that I really want to develop and the landscapes. I like strong contrasts, and most of all, I like the picture to have an atmosphere.”
Represented by Galerie Beauchamp
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