Contemporary painter Diane Desmarais was born in Hull in 1946. She graduated from the École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal in 1969. Desmarais’ paintings on canvas are distinguished by the sensuality of her subjects (wiry, androgynous, contorted characters), her mastery of the material, the strength of her compositions and the subtle use of colour and lines. Diane Desmarais’s paintings plunge us into an area of hadow and light, truth and falsehood, love and hate.
"The passion and the loving condition, with all that that implies, are an integral part of the work of Diane Desmarais. In fact, each picture becomes a stage on which the interactions between characters play and where the balance of power exults in loving pleasure. Her line, always sensual and rangy, and its ochre colour palette inevitably plunge the viewer into a world of the Thousand and One Nights, in which the body and soul based on long sensual Shakespearian ballads... "
Quebec artist painter, Diane Desmarais has participated in solo, duo and group exhibitions, while continuing to paint in different workshops: Canada (Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, Hull, Ottawa), USA (Santa Fe, Atlanta, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York), Africa (Lamu, Nairobi), Belgium (Brussels), Japan (Tokyo), Thailand (Bangkok, Pipi Island), Spain (Barcelona, Malaga). She exhibited her paintings in Canada, the United States, Africa, Asia and Europe. Her works are part of many private and public collections throughout the world.
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