Marie-Claire has been expressing herself through painting for more than 30 years.
She has studied at the Ottawa School of Art under: Robert Hyndman, an official War Artist, who taught her portraiture and landscape; Lucia de Marinis, a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, who reinforced preciseness in Nude painting; Gerald Smith, a well-known portraiture artist, who shared with her his fondness for details; as well as Jeannine Robertson and Ken Finch, who both introduced her to the vast possibilities of expression through watercolor.
Marie-Claire also studied at the Université du Québec Hull/Gatineau under François Chalifour and Réal Calder and, as a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, she had the privilege to attend a workshop with Joanne Beaule Ruggles a Prof. at Cal Tech, a nude painter who really emphasized ¨thinking outside the box¨.
Marie-Claire was also tutored by Bernard Paquet (Ph.D Université Sorbonne), who taught her Chiaroscuro in monochrome for Nude painting.
Although enjoying the language particular to various means of expression, Marie-Claire has now decided that Abstract painting is what best reflects her inner thoughts.
Marie-Claire has lived in: Germany, British Columbia, Manitoba, Québec and is now living in Ottawa.
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