A native of Trois-Rivières (Canada), Thérèse Boisclair studied photography for many years. She spent a long time searching for the “right medium” to explore her artistic talents. She painted in watercolour for over 18 years. She then began experimenting with watercolours and acrylics on tissue paper and other exotic papers. She chose to expand her experimentation with the fragility of the tissue paper and the boldness of the acrylics.
Boisclair is an international artist, whose monolithic works thread together conceptual practices with material practices, excavating memory and lived experience in order to distil the essences of these immaterial events into translucent images that glow, vibrate, and reverberate together in unexpected and magical way. When talking about her paintings, Boisclair says “This is not what you are looking at that is important but what you see”. She acknowledges that everyone will see something different in each of her paintings.
She received numerous awards and recognitions during her artistic career. Among them, she was awarded Best of Show in the exhibition Liberated Dreams, held at the Estense Castle in Ferrarra, Italy in April 2012.
Her work was chosen during the 2012 Monaco Art Expo by Princess Caroline:
“Monaco was very special. The Princess simply walked the Monaco Art Expo and pointed to the pieces she liked and voila. It was such an honour. Then for her fund raising the prices were doubled so the artist as well as the Princesses’ charity were compensated equally.”
Her abstracts landscapes have been seen in many exhibitions in Canada, Europe and the United States. We can find her works in private and public collections in many countries. She is a member of several associations in Canada, she lives and works in Ottawa, Canada.
My inspiration is the emotion of the moment, and it determines the colours that I use. My brush is only guided by her imagination. From the fragile tissue paper, from the movement of colors emerge fluid and luminous landscapes. I strive to create paintings that depict the unique atmosphere reminiscent of abstract landscapes that inspire us in the maze of our own imagination.