Thursday, March 15, 2012

Jeanne d'Arc Gaudet of Regina, Saskatchewan.

I have been hoping for some time now to be able to profile a Saskatchewan artist on 'The Portrait'.  But because of a smaller population,  Saskatchewan artists are few in numbers when compared to bigger provinces. But let me share this, 
Jeanne d'Arc doesn't take a back seat to any Canadian painter. She's got the magic touch.

Before, I present one of Jeanne d'Arc's works in a following posting, one is able to note that this lady is in a class of her own. Her website reveals that she has caught the attention judges in the past decade.  She has won 5 people's choice awards in art shows, and a solid representation of first place finishes in art shows.

Jeanne d'Arc lives with her husband Emile in Regina, but her roots can be traced back to the small French farming community of St. Denis, Saskatchewan where she was born and raised.  She and husband Emile, left Saskatchewan and moved to Vancouver where they stayed for many years, after which they moved back to their native province and recreated their life closer to their ancestral roots. This is where she lives today, doing what she loves best to do - creating beautiful art.

Jeanne d'Arc and her husband are surrounded by an abundance of relatives, (she and her husband count between them, 26 brothers and sisters). Jeanne d'Arc and Emile, have 4 adult children and 8 grandchildren. And somehow during the past decade she has managed to find time for her other great life passion - painting!

When it comes to painting, Jeanne d'Arc is the first to admit that orchids and children are her favourite subjects. And when the muse descends and she is in the groove she says that she is so happy that she feels like dancing.  Talk about a liberated spirit!

Jeanne d'Arc is inspired by such great artists as Van Gogh, Sargent, Degas, Renoir and Vermeer with whom she appreciates along with the old masters.

I admire Jeanne d'Arc's generosity of spirit, for she identifies artists such as  Canadian Harley Brown, and American artists Jeff Legg and William Whitaker along with the legion of new painters who she believes should find their place of fame in the art scene. Speaking personally, when you check out Jeanne d'Arc's website, you will find the kind of outstanding works that are earning her a solid reputation and presence in the Canadian painting community.  Please click here

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