Technique: Oil, watercolor
Born in 1960, Guylaine Saucier is originally from Louiseville in Mauricie. She obtained a bachelor's degree in modern languages at Laval University before taking up drawing and painting. She notably studied visual arts at the University of Sherbrooke. It is now established in Trois-Rivières.
From the start of his career in 1984, his exhibitions have been a great success with the public. She works mainly in oil and watercolor, handling the brush with a spontaneous and confident gesture. His paintings have been exhibited in numerous galleries across Canada for over twenty years.
Painter of childhood, Guylaine Saucier transports us into the world of her characters with great grace and tenderness. A flock of children in the land of camaraderie, candid faces, primary colors, softness and simplicity of gesture emanate from the artist's work.
Through her unique way of portraying her characters, she transforms often banal scenes from a child's daily life into memorable and enchanting moments, leaving the viewer with enough space to interweave their own memories.
“ My brushwork is simple, the lines are refined, which is very suitable when I treat children. »
“ I feel freer when I paint children. Adults are more rigid in their acquired attitudes, in their profession... My primary inspiration is my own childhood. For me, childhood was a special moment in life that I take pleasure in recreating .”
“ I am not an academician, I do not rack my brains to define my art. What matters to me is to get the message across, to bring out the emotion .” -Guylaine Saucier
Guylaine Saucier is also a writer and has published three novels: Motel Plage St-Michel (VLB, 1986), Sarabande (Quebec/America, 1992) and The Horse Dressed in Blue (Leméac, 2001).