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Peinture d'un arbre par une artiste du Québec
Peintures de paysages, forets et arbres par l'artiste peintre Chantal Bourque



The creation of my tree portraits always begins with a photograph of the trees that inspire me. For me, these grandiose beings are a source of many observations. They are symbols of patience, adaptation and resilience. They simultaneously embody strength and finesse, always displaying unique and enigmatic allure. They demonstrate impermanence, while showing their rootedness in life. They are the guardians of secrets, silently working to improve our precious environment. As the same tree evolves over the years and through the seasons, the possibilities for a reference model become infinite.


I then use my knowledge of graphic design to enhance certain elements of this photograph. Combining a realistic style with my artistic vision, it's with acrylic paint that I tell the unique story of these admirable trees surrounding us. My approach is studied and meticulous, my brushstrokes precise and delicate. I regularly expose the material to various transparency effects, often working in successive layers. My artistic technique is constantly researching and evolving, and the exploration of different mixed media has led me to add more and more texture to the trunks I paint, and I now incorporate real pieces of bark. This technique creates bas-reliefs that are a tangible reminder of the fragile and precious relationship between nature and humanity. These small pieces of bark hidden in my paintings are now the common thread running through all my works. 


My artistic work is a combination of passion and patience. In this creative process, I always try to give the best of myself in order to communicate my vision as faithfully as possible. The beauty that emanates from a tree and its environment is at the heart of my art. I invite the viewer to see trees from a different angle, to see the story behind each one.  I create links between people and trees, I give birth to stories between them and the forest. I like to think that I'm able to convey to the viewer the emotional balance I feel when creating my paintings. Ultimately, I hope to raise awareness of the great beauty of the trees and forests around us, which can bring us both physical and psychological benefits.

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