Louise Lachance Legault
‘’Physical spontaneity of working with all water-based media is why I am an artist! I paint big, loose structural elements in under paintings - shaped with a series of washes. I populate my art with music, nature abstractions and people. My work reaches out and touches emotions and captures precise moments of time and space. I draw and compose to celebrate Life – full of pure joy - seeing and feeling all of the beauty that surrounds us. Expression in an abstract and semi-abstract way – because colour, shape, texture and design are my loves.’’
“I paint, I experiment, I search for things, I work hard, I love it and I do it all with passion.”
Louise Lachance Legault was born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, starting very early in drawing and painting. After securing a diploma in Interior Design, she attended Concordia University of Montreal - graduating with distinction in Fine Arts: majoring in painting and printmaking. Louise has taken countless workshops in Watermedia, Mixed-media, Watercolour, Printmaking, and Monotype in Canada and the United States - all of which influence her art practice. Louise has lived in Creativity for 60 years. She has conducted many workshops in North America. Music is a great influence: she plays the piano and listens to many forms of music, especially opera.
Passion, exuberance and experimentalism resonate in Louise Lachance’s Art. Art is passion - she lives this passion intensely.
Louise was the founder of the Petit Canal Workshop in Lachine, co-founder and responsible for 20 years of Arts’Mana, creator of an International Artist’s retreat workshop at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, in Florida, for 10 years. She also gave numerous conferences and demos and was judge for many exhibitions.
Louise Lachance is a member of La Société canadienne d'aquarelle, Le Regroupement des Artistes en Arts Visuels du Québec, Arts'mana, MUSO, in Canada, Associate member of the National Watercolour Society and International Society of Experimental Artists, in USA
Louise has participated in many solo, group exhibitions, juried shows in Canada, Europe and USA and received honourable mentions and awards. Her paintings can be seen at Gallery Richelieu, Saint-Denis Street in Montreal, St.Anicet City Hall and Library. Her works are included in collections in Canada, USA, Mexico and Europe.
Louise lives in St.Anicet, Quebec, Canada, by Lake St.François, with her husband Marcel Legault, and she is the mother of three sons, Jean Marc, Jean François, Laurent and grandmother of Gabrielle, Maxime, Vincent, Philippe, Sophie, Catherine, Laurence, Rachel and Florence.
I draw, I paint, I experiment, because I love it
and I do it all with passion.
My work is exuberant,
and this is the way I express myself.