Diane Boudreau

Artist

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1) At what age did you find that you had a passion for art and how did it happen?

I always sketch and paint but when I studied insects under the microscope, I start to sketch and paint again.

2) How did your parents respond to your wish to be an artist?  

They let me do specially birthday, Christmas, easter cards for them and the grand-parents. And a lot of collage

3) Can you name any other artists that you admire and tell us why?  

Now, it is Peter Doig for his abstract way to paint a scene and he is not afraid of colors and Marc Séguin for his multi skills as a painter, film maker, storytelling.

4) How would you describe your style as an artist?

I have many styles and it is more realistic in my way.

5) Please tell us about your upcoming work with Northern Sights?

I was glad to work with the team because most of the time I work alone at my shop. Plus, it is interesting to condense and combine all the skills of each one on such a project.

6) What kind of art would you like to see more of in the Northwest Territories?

More outdoor work in each of the communities.

7) If there a young artist who is looking at finding their passion what advice would you give them?

It is like learning a language, you have to expose yourself, put yourself in immersion and speak and the same with art skill, you have to do exercises and expose yourself.

8) What would you like the future to hold for the artists in Northwest Territories?

Equity for the budget allowed to art and sport.

9) If you could partner with anyone in the world living or passed who would it be and why?

With someone who has the freedom to experiment and to use art as they think and not to be influenced by the trendy things, it is too reductive.

10) What is your next big project?

Working at the outdoor shop during the summer with immigrant families.