The Early Years
As a youth, Marie-Paule lived in several countries of Northern and Equatorial Africa, as well as in France and in the United Kingdom. She also traveled to Spain, Luxemburg, Germany, Switzerland and Mexico before settling in Canada. Each region left indelible images that often re-emerge in her paintings. Although fond of most forms of art, she creates still images with acrylics or oil, digital photography or line drawing.
Style and themes
Marie-Paule is a keen observer who recalls an impression or an emotion to explore a theme that may constitute the next work of art. When painting, or manipulating digital photography, she likes to explore geometrical designs, composition and juxtaposition of colors to enhance a visual dominance in the picture. It can be the texture of an old wall, the reflection of water or sky, the silhouette of a man-made object or an element of nature against an abstract or semi-abstract background.
“My totem is the humming bird.” says Marie-Paule. “I look for the essence of a subject and bring up what is in my mind its dominant feature, at times bright and fanciful, other times peaceful and contemplative.”