in Graphics Design, Université du Québec à
Montréal, Montréal, Québec.
1979 D.E.C. in Fine Arts, Cégep Saint-Laurent, Montréal,
recognition and prizes:
1994 Member of the Canadian Watercolor Society.
1993 Third prize at the Salon des Peintres de la Fleur, Jardin botanique
1977 Recipient of a scholarship in arts granted by the Ottawa Board
1996 Jardin des rocailles, Val-David, Québec.
1995 Complexe St-Laurent, La Prairie, Québec.
1989to 1995 6e, au 12e Salon de l’ Aquarelle, Société Canadienne
de l’Aquarelle,( Montréal, Alma, Ste-Flavie, Québec, Nicolet, Sherbrooke,
Loto-Québec; private collections.
Watercolorist since 1989, Chantal St-Pierre is passionate about
merry-go-round horses and flowers who take center stage in her artistry
with an intimate and frank approach. Her style exudes a unique energy,
leaving the viewer an uplifting and refreshing impression.
joy of painting!
Painting is for me a way of expressing and sharing emotions, identity
and intimacy. After a few years pleasing others as a graphic designer,
painting brings me great personal satisfaction. It lifts my soul.
The subject is but a pretext to imagine new shapes that will become
part of the pictural organisation. Color is a wonderful world where
I willingly lose myself. Using a figurative approach, I strive to
explore new ways to represent the subject that inspires me. So many
things that I enjoy exploring with the caress of my brushes! I love
being face to face with the ominous sheet of blank surface, dreaded
by too many artists. To me, the pleasure of seeing an image slowly
take shape before my very eyes is what creativity is all about.