ABOUT ME AND MY ART
Nathalie Frenière was born in Montreal, Canada.
From an early age, Frenière expanded the range of her creativity through drawing and music.
She experimented with different forms of expression and found her true voice in visual arts.
Afterward, she followed master class painting in Montreal and Paris.
She studied graphic design and practiced this profession for fifteen years.
Now, she dedicates herself full-time to her painter's career.
Her work has been shown in galleries and museums, and has traveled to exhibitions and symposia in Canada, the USA, Brazil and Europe.
Her oil paintings exude a quiet, calming atmosphere. She uses a palette knife and thinned oil to create vaporous, enigmatic, abstract vistas. At once representational and abstract.
My main source of inspiration has its origins in the concept of freedom of movement. Indeed, it is without restraint that I give free rein to gestures and spontaneity.
The canvas is the screen onto which I project what I am experiencing and the part of myself that I want to express.
I am not trying to reproduce nature but an interpretation of my inner gaze, like a pictorial dream.
The many landscapes that nature offers have always fascinated and challenged my imagination. Memories of childhood and various journeys also remind me of the beauty of these aspects of my life, they guide me in my creative work.
I also seek to convey the fragility of the environment while expressing serenity.
I paint in oils and occasionally use India ink which I apply mainly with a spatula in superimposed layers.
My technique creates vaporous effects where I let abstraction and figuration fade one into the other.
I play with the light, the contrast and the vibrancy of color.
This allows me, with hindsight from the easel, to see what needs to be revealed.