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Sylvie Provost

Artist's Biography

Born in 1950, Huberdeau, Quebec. Sylvie Provost did not come to the realization that she wanted a career in art

until much later. She originally started a career as an accountant, following in the footsteps of her father, working in the family business.
It wasn't until she reached around the age of thirty, where she decided to take up the hobby of gardening, she became encapsulated with the colours and movement of the garden. The effect pushed her forward to dabble in interior design and sewing, these creative facets
gradually led her along, striving further and further into the depths of the art world. Soon afterwards her father decided to retire, giving Sylvie the perfect opportunity to migrate to a career in art. Sylvie has worked in many different mediums, exploring every aspect the art world has to offer, ultimately she found her place working with the Acrylic mediums. Sylvie's work is a journey into the unexpected, her pieces permeate with
fragmentary collisions of shapes, with a gliding stroke of her palette knife she causes a spectrum of colour to comfortably nuzzled together.


 

Artist Statement

“For more than twenty years, my passion for art has been transposed into visual art, especially painting. I also experimented with sculpture, but my true calling is painting. For years now, I’ve worked with several mediums such as pastels, charcoal, casein, oil paints, watercolors and mixed techniques to finally direct my art toward acrylic which is my favorite medium. Colors fascinate me, I like playing with the possibilities they offer me. Colorist by instinct, it is with great strokes of the spatula, directed here and there, that the pigments are placed on my canvas as an emotion that leads me to feel all the vibrations that surround me. I transpose this energy in my paintings through the bright colors that I use and the whimsical characters and flower bouquets that I create. I use a diversified palette but the texture and the research of the color and its pairings are very important in my creation process. This action, which in a theatrical movement brings me to total freedom, is a vital need for me.” - Sylvie Provost


 

Solo Shows

2005- La Route des Arts du Grand Argenteuil, Quebec

2002- La Maison du Collecteur en Association avec Parc Canada, Carillon, Quebec

2002- Hôtel du Lac, Mont Tremblant, Quebec

2001- La Maison du Collecteur en Association avec Parcs Canada, Carillon, Quebec

Collections

2012- Sylvain Pagé, Parti Québécois

2012- Vallée de la Rouge Residence

2010- Valeurs Mobilières Desjardins

Group Shows
 

2018 - MP Tresart Gallery, Durham, (Québec)

2018 - St-Germain Gallery, Toronto, (Ontario)

2018 - MJ Laberge Gallery, Boucherville, (Québec)

2018 - Rothwell Gallery, Ottawa, (Ontario)

2013- Pinsonnière Art Gallery, La Malbaie, Quebec

2012- House of Arts & Culture, Saint Faustin Lac Carré, Quebec

2011- Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York

2010- Agora Gallery, New York

2010- Casa Cultural Municipal de Cangas, Espagne 

2010- La Maison Blanche Art Gallery, Saint Lambert, Quebec

2009- Mont Sainte Anne Art Gallery, Beaupré, Quebec

2005- Regional Museum of Argenteuil, Carillon, Quebec

2005- Galerie Internationale, Montréal, Quebec

2004- Living Art Workshop, Val David, Quebec

2003- House of Arts & Culture, Saint Faustin Lac Carré, Quebec 

2003- Ginette Dorais Art Gallery, Sainte Adèle, Quebec

2003- Regional Museum of Argenteuil, Carillon, Quebec

2003- 1637 Art Gallery, rue Sherbrooke, Montréal, Quebec

2003- House of Arts & Culture, Notre Dame de la Merci, Quebec

2002- House of Arts & Culture, Notre Dame de la Merci, Quebec

2001- Regional Museum of Argenteuil, Carillon, Quebec

2000- La Maison du Collecteur en Association avec Parc Canada, Carillon, Quebec

2000- Studio d’Art Pauline Brousso, Lachute, Quebec

Education

2008- Creative Exploration in Visual Arts, Atelier Sfumato, Carole Pellerin

2004- Living Art Workshop, Val David, Acrylic Technique

2004- Live Model Workshop, Val David

2004- Cegep of Saint Jérôme, Yolaine Lefèvre, Mixed Techniques

2003- Pauline Brousso Art Studio, Oil & Acrylic Techniques

2000- Painter Claude Gauthier’s Workshop, Watercolor Technique

1997-2002- Pauline Brousso Art Studio, Dry Pastel Technique