CLAUDETTE CASTONGUAY (Canada)


ENFIN LES BEAUX JOURS
acrylic, 36 x 24 in.

PLACE DU MARCHÉ DE FLEURS
acrylic, 16 x 20 in.

CAMILLE
acrylic, 10 x 20 in.

ICI TOUT EST MUSIQUE ET POÉSIE
acrylic, 36 x 24 in.

L'APRÈS-MIDI AU JARDIN

UNE BELLE SOIRÉE CHEZ ÉLOISE
acrylic, 24 x 30 in.

EN JUILLET SUR LA PLAGE
acrylic, 36 x 18 in.

JULIETTE AU MARCHÉ
acrylic, 24 x 36 in.

LES COULEURS DU TEMPS
acrylic, 12 x 24 in.

POUR LA MAGIE DES COULEURS
acrylic, 40 x 30 in.

WEEKEND ON THE ISLAND
acrylic, 24 x 12 in.

JULY
acrylic, 12 x 36 in.

THE EXOTIC MARKET
acrylic, 24 x 18 in.

AVANT LES SOUVENIRS
acrylic, 24 x 36 in.

IL É TAIT UNE FOIS UN VILLAGE
acrylic, 18 x 24 in.

WEEK-END ENTRE AMIS
acrylic, 36 x 12 in.

MATHILDE
acrylic, 12 x 36 in.

Born in Quebec in 1949, Claudette Castonguay has been pursuing art for close to forty years. A self-taught painter, she has exhibited her paintings across Canada regularly since 1979. In 1984, she retired from teaching to devote her time exclusively to her professional painting career.

In her paintings, Claudette Castonguay pictures the individuality of characters, portraying them with spontaneity, sensitivity and humor.

The bright colors of the season are represented in her playful beach scenes, flower markets, and vibrant still lifes.

"When I begin a new painting, I love to give time and space to improvisation. I choose colors, I draw forms and instinctively, I try to harmonize light, colors and forms. From this, the subject of the painting takes form. I am fascinated by the play activity of creation and I like to think that the canvas I am painting will bring as much joy to the person who will choose it as I am experiencing when I paint it. I am constant and diligent in working in my studio. When I stand in front of the easel, there is only this present moment that exists. These instants are precious, sometimes magical. What more can I ask for?" -Claudette Castonguay