Myriam Rousseau is a painter born in Quebec City, but it is now in Montreal that she is developing her art. The artist studied at the Claude Watson School for the Arts and at Laval University. However, her studies deviated towards dance, so she entered the Ballet School of Canada and continued at the Montreal Contemporary Dance School. Rousseau's works can be seen in several galleries across Canada.
His knowledge from the world of dance is transposed into his art and it is through the study of animal bodies, in the representation of their strength, their grace and their fragility that this shines through. Added to this is an interest in minimalism. This passion came from watching his grandmother practice Sumi-e and Ikebana, two Japanese artistic movements that attempt to capture the essence of the subjects studied. Sumi-e is a type of art that emphasizes minimalist brushstrokes, in which large spaces suggest the rest of the image to the viewer. The idea of painting animals came to her during her last move, when she imagined a bison running through the snow on one of the large white walls of the house. It is therefore from this image that the series was born Animal in Motion.
Rousseau is of course a lover of the outdoors and animals. The artist is enormously inspired by the sublime of nature and it is with great gratitude and admiration towards it that Myriam approaches her works. Following this interest from the outside world, the artist donates 3% of his sales to different charitable organizations throughout the year.