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I’m a queer femme-artist who thinks speaking out on topics that are real to me and that touch women’s lives through my art is what i should be doing which kinda explains all the vagina paintings. I’ve been working on the vagina pieces for a little more than a year now and my vagina paintings have been showcased at four different V-Day art events as well as at a local art fair in St-Alphonse-Rodriguez, Quebec. In the past year or so, i’ve been concentrating my attention on how society views the female nude and especially women in general hence one of my reasons for painting female erotica.

At present time ( december , 2011 ), a few of my paintings are showcased at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in Soho, New York ( until january 15th, 2012 ). My paintings were in a few Erotic Art Shows such as * Provocation – Sensuality and Eroticism * put together by the Conseil des arts du Québec at the Musée Juste pour Rire and at other venues. My pieces were in the company as such erotic art greats as H.R. Giger. They have been in other erotic shows like ” The Dirty Show10, in Detroit, USA ), ” The Rochester, NY Erotic Art Festival “, the Sex Show at Gallery 13 in Toronto.

More recently, my art has focused more on my feminist gaze on queer lives and people and women’s concerns.

 

My style can be best defined as contemporary realism, I prefer painting in oils and soft pastels for the most part.  I’ve studied for about five years in a private Art School in Montreal and absorbed a wealth of knowledge technically and this has allowed me to evolve as an artist. For me, it is essential to be able to broach topics sometimes deemed taboo or not for polite company, i make no apologies, this is who am.

 

Subject matter varies ( still life, landscape, portrait, etc,. ) dependent on what captivates my attention at the time. Sometimes, i paint what i see, with no special message and at other times, i paint the socially unacceptable, the raw experiences of life, especially in regards to violence against women. I cannot see myself using my talent as an artist  without giving voice to what i feel matters.

 

Of course, my being a feminist and queer woman greatly influence how is see the world around me and i’m glad for it. I love the vibrancy of what the Impressionists brought the world, i am also a fan of Rembrandt and the old school masters. I find myself influenced by the strong women in my life and throughout history and try to honor this through what i paint. 

 

I have had few awards for my work, mainly due to my not seeking them out. At the Dirty Show in Detroit, USA, I received an honorable mention and a cash prize. I was awarded first prize for technique and composition at the school i studied in and also received an honorable mention at a rather large art show in Montreal, i think it was at the Place Bonaventure Hotel. Other than those, i have mainly been busy selling directly to clients. One of my paintings is in the private collection of the Blake family ( Mr. Toe Blake’s daughter ), another is hanging from the wall of a private College ( Collège Français ) in the montreal area and many more have found homes all over the province, in Ontario as well as in the U.S.A. and even as far as Greece.

 

I live in a small municipality called Sainte-Béatrix, Quebec, Canada and I paint to my heart’s content. I’m hoping to share my art with all.

 

Circé

 

 

 

14 Comments Post a comment
  1. 01/31/2013

    “I cannot see myself using my talent as an artist without giving voice to what i feel matters.” It’s the only way!

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    • 02/3/2013

      Hello Ayesha, thank you. 🙂

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  2. 07/19/2012
    theresa b

    i really like your paintings.your a true artist when your not affraid to paint whats in your head .thank you for sharing with us.

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    • 07/19/2012

      Hello and thank you Theresa, 🙂

      My pleasure.

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  3. 05/11/2012
    annerose

    Hi Circe
    Thanks for following my blog!
    You make fantastic artwork in that small town in Ontario!

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    • 05/11/2012

      Hello Anne, a pleasure and thank you. 🙂

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  4. 04/25/2012

    Hi and thank you Kandysparks. 🙂

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  5. 03/15/2012
    the two emilys

    your work is fantastic, reminds me of paula rego painting (I know comparisons are annoying but this is a compliment!) would love your opinion on our feminist video art, we are london based students http://twoemilys.wordpress.com/girls-on-film/

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    • 03/15/2012

      Wow, thank you both very much, I’ll have to check out her art. I’ll take a look at your video in the next couple of days with pleasure though I must let you know that I can only speak from my lived experiences. Thank you very much for inviting me to do so.

      cheers,

      Joelle 🙂

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    • 03/15/2012

      Thank you so much for the compliments and I will check her art out soon. I’ll go look at your video in the next couple of days.

      cheers,

      Joelle

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  6. 03/11/2012

    Wow. You do beautiful work! I checked out your gallery and absolutely fell in love with “Pole Dance Routine” and “Breaking Free”. You’re amazing and I love your straight-forward, in-your-face manner!
    I can’t wait to see new artwork from you!

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    • 03/11/2012

      Thank you Phoebe Lynn, I’m working on a new piece and many more are in preparation. 🙂

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  7. 03/7/2012

    Just found your blog. Freaking fantastic work. I’m in love!!

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    • 03/7/2012

      Hello and thank you very much for loving my art, keep coming back as I regularly update the Blog and Event sections as well as add new images of my drawings and paintings.

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