Sylvie Labrecque was born in Saguenay, Quebec. She holds a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts and a certificate in Education. Creativity has been Sylvie’s preferred way of communicating with and relating to her world. In the last five years, her artistic efforts have grown to become a full time occupation, resulting in a singular style and consolidated artistic statement.
Her works have been shown in Saguenay, Oklahoma State and throughout Eastern Ontario. In November 2017 she had a successful solo show ”Quiet Forcefulness” at the AOE Gallery in Ottawa. She lives in Glen Walter, Ontario.
Several years ago, discovering the magic of color pencils was a turning point in Sylvie’s artistic journey. When her pencil met the wood surface it really changed her approach; working on a “living” surface has been a constant inspiration, allowing the natural lines of the wood to influence her work.
My work is inspired by nature and especially the Mountain, which, despite the passage of time and the ever-changing seasons, remains the same; a quiet force, enduring all. The Mountain demands resilience and the effort to exceed ourselves.
Through my pencils I define the Mountain’s silhouette deeply rooted in the wood-ground.
The link with nature is influenced by my choice of support; a wood panel base. With colored layers, the landscape is revealed through the wood’s natural texture, and gentle fading allows the colours to retreat into the grain of the wood.
Strong lines from the mountains stretch endlessly towards the colorful skies.
The drawings expose a peaceful space, which only seeks to take root in you.
VERSION FRANÇAISE À VENIR
2017 AOE Gallery: Force Tranquille
2015 Théatre d’Aultsville et Your Art Council: Pour un instant
GROUP / GROUPE
2019 Art Gone Wild Show, Cailuan Gallery
2018 Association Focus Annuel Juried Show
First place mixted media
2018 Cailuan Gallery group show
2017 Association Focus Annuel Juried Show
Second place mixted media
2016 Marianne Van Silfhout gallery Annuel Juried Show: Art and Soul
Selected for the poster
2016 Association Focus Annuel Juried Show
Second place mixted media
2016 Le Corri’d’art Gallery groupe show
2016 Galerie Eugène-Racette : Association Focus Art
2015 TAG Gallery: Annual Juried Exhibition
2014 TAG Gallery : Annual Juried Exhibition
Many artworks in private collections / Plusieurs œuvres dans des collections privées
MEDIAS / MÉDIAS
2016 interview with Barbara Laurenstin : Entre Nous
2015 interview with Liana Voia : https://youtu.be/DY0CD4hvqH4
Baccalauréat Interdisciplinaire in Fine Art Université du Québec in Chicoutimi
Certificat in Sciences of Education from Université du Québec in Chicoutimi
Association Focus Art
Pencil Art Society