Lyse Paquette

Lyse Paquette

Artistic approach

Though Lyse has been painting since childhood, it was during the 90s in which she developed the signature style for which she is now reputed. Her subjects since this time have included portraits, nudes, and abstract compositions. Within her smaller works, the artist is easily recognized for her particular use of soft, strokes while her larger pieces evidence sweeping, pronounced gestures.
Speaking on the subject of her work, the artist is quoted as saying, “The key is first and foremost the composition. To be pleasing to the eye, a canvas must be balanced and striving for this is a spontaneous effect mostly due to my graphic design background. Another key element is light, which gives volume and dimension to my work. And finally, movement. I convey a strong sense of movement by sweeping brush strokes that literally bring the canvas to life.”

Medium

Mixte.

Training

Lyse graduated from the graphic design program at the Studio Salette in Montréal. Thereafter, she went on to have an illustrious career in the advertising industry until eventually dedicating herself entirely to painting in 2002.

Birth

Born in Montéal.

Exhibitions

Lyse has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions including, but not limited to, the following:
Solo
Galerie d'Art Céleste, St-Sauveur, 2017
Pourquoi Pas Expresso Bar, Montréal, 2015
Group
Exposition des petits formats, Galerie Le Balcon d'Art, Saint-Lambert, 2017
Exposition VIP, Restaurant Bar Mario Tremblay, Alma, 2017

Collections

Private collections in North America and Europe.

Associations

RAAV (Regroupement des Artistes en Arts Visuels du Québec)
ALPAP (Association Lavalloise pour les Arts Plastiques)

Awards

Public's Choice, ALPAP, Laval, 2015 et / and 2016
2nd Place Public’s Choice, Villa des Arts Liliane Bruneau Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, 2008
Athena Bronze Prize, AIBAQ, Montréal, 2006

Media coverage

Lyse has been covered in the international media in publications including, but not limited to, Magazin'Art (Québec), Journal de Montréal (Québec), and Le Résistant (France).