Through the Eyes of a Child

My sculptured frames on mirrors or chair or as part of paintings are really a fusion of painting and sculpture. I believe that they defy categorization.

I use rare finds and eclectic troves from our collective past – toy dinosaurs and soldiers, collected shells from seaside family vacations and the silk flowers from grandma’s house. I use retro toys and keepsakes from our childhood memory box, things that your parents and mine put aside because they meant something to us when we were kids.

These small treasures are meticulously pulled together in a kind of arranged marriage that hopefully evokes in us those safe, reassuring memories of our childhood. When these sculptures follow the contours of a mirror, I am hoping that it evokes in us or forces us to reflect on those forgotten emotions.

To see more sculptures, please visit my Fine Art Gallery and my Studio Store!

My Wanderlust

In May 2011, I held my first solo exhibition entitled “WANDERLUST, our innate desire to wander, travel and explore the world”.

My WANDERLUST collection of birds and sculptures were meant to take people away. However, the stillness of the birds in the paintings is almost counterintuitive and asks us to take time for stillness. In an often demanding, overwhelming world of constant speed and stress, the birds give us a strategy to cope. WANDERLUST proposed to us that although we have the ability to fly to different places; we sometimes choose to stay and be still and, in that stillness, lies a kind of magic.

Some of WANDERLUST pieces are presently at The Judith Liegeois Designs Gallery in Naples, Florida. Liegeois Designs is a well-established, interior design firm with 4,000 square feet of gallery space.

My work has also been exhibited at the famous Las Olas Fine Arts Gallery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It has been the primary venues for contemporary art for over 22 years, featuring original works by over 50 award-winning international artists.

The following is a list of selected group exhibitions:

  • Midway Gallery San Francisco (2015)
  • Art Basel Miami, Déja vu Decor Gallery, Miami (2012)
  • Art Basel Miami, Del Toro Shoes, The Wynwood Building, Miami (2012)
  • God Save the Queen, Foufounes Electriques, Montreal (2012)
  • Salon Masse, Galerie Pangée, Montreal (2012)
  • En Masse, Scope Art Fair, Miami (2011)
  • BIG BANG, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal (2011)
  • Lancement magazine Décover #12, Saint Denis, Montreal (2011)

Please visit the Exhibitions page for more pictures or my Studio Store to buy!

Judith Liegeois Designs & Gallery

Some pieces from my WANDERLUST collection are available at the Judith Liegeois Designs & Gallery at 363 12th Ave S. in Naples, Florida.

Judith Liegeois Designs offers design consulting services including space planning, lighting, color study, fabrics, upholstery, home styling and furniture design.

Judith and her team are masterful at helping anyone use natural decorations, artistic one-of-a-kind pieces, patterned pillows and accenting them with various tints and shades of blues and greens  to transform your home into a coastal retreat.

www.judithliegeoisdesigns.com

Judith Liegeois Designs & Gallery is located at 363 12th Ave S, Naples, Florida

Phone: +1 239-430-6811

My Studio My Art

Artists’ studios are as varied as their art but they are always sacred places dedicated to creating. The studio can be a rented space, a back yard, a movable location that changes from time to time, a location under a willow by the pond, a corner room or a corner of the bedroom or – my re-purposed solarium.

I am lucky that my studio is in my home. Once my other life’s work is under control, I retreat to my studio, a re-purposed solarium, to execute my art. It’s my sanctuary where I can lose myself in my work.

It’s a light-filled space that brightens up my soul. All my supplies are close at hand. I have a place to hang up my inspirations and Carmen Rizzo’s electronic music to listen to.

I don’t have the luxury of time – or peace and quiet for that matter, so meditation for inspiration is not how it “comes to me” as it may for most artists!

Visualization is key for me. Before I begin a painting, I have to see it as a completely finished piece in my mind. I have established the subject, the layout, the colors and the size… I even sometimes see it hung in a particular setting or establishment. My visualization happens while I’m busy doing everyday mundane stuff. Then, when I can, I retreat to my studio.

I know it doesn’t sound very rock and roll, spiritual or romantically poetic – but it’s real.

To see more of my art, please visit my Fine Art Gallery . To buy my art, please visit my Studio Store.