Sylvie Larose was born in 1953, in Montreal. A graduate in graphic arts, she also studied portraiture in pastel and watercolor for many years. According to her, it was oil painting that allowed her to gain more freedom and distance from portraiture. “ Paradoxically, it is no longer the realistic traits that I like to transpose, but the reflections of a personality or the state of mind of a character ,” she writes.
In Larose's work, the treatment of line holds a preponderant place. He accentuates the shapes and endows his compositions with a parallel dimension which seems to combine the emotions of his characters. On the other hand, the rendering of the backgrounds will have been the subject of ingenious manipulation, often using a cloth or the palm of one's hand, hence this sweet, even nostalgic atmosphere in which bathes all these solitary beings.