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Me, understanding myself as an artist.

I try to inject, to express as best I can, what it is that I wish to communicate through my paintings, sometimes, I get lost but I do try to keep things as clear as I can. I usually start by figuring out what I want to say and then I work out the composition, lines, tonal values, colours and texture. I struggle to come up with the communication, sometimes, it’s not the clearest of messages, but when I’m at my best, the painting speaks clearly.

I centre my focus around women, their lives, issues and conditions, trying to be consequential with myself and my thoughts. I may come off as rigid in how I think when it comes how and what I paint, but I think it’s vital to not be all over the place, at least in regards to my approach to my art.

When I decide on a communication I wish to express through painting, I will do all I must in order to understand all I can about it, keeping what works and leaving behind what doesn’t lend itself to the strengthening of the message. Of course, I do not work in a vacuum and so am influenced from many sources, including my own point of view, my gaze.

I feel success when I see understanding of my paintings in the viewer, when one of my paintings touches someone, when my art garners reactions, both positive and negative. I paint because I wish to engage you, and your reactions, your understanding, all of your responses to any given piece I create, is desired and needed, my art is nothing if it is only one sided.
Joelle Circé






oil on canvas

12in. x 24in.

A Woman Emerges / Une Femme Émerge


My art to be showcased in THE FEMAIL PROJECT this september 2013.

I have been asked to send off jpg images of 5 of my pieces for ‘ THE FEMAIL PROJECT ‘, an exhibition of portraits and overall images of contemporary feminism. This is on a global scale though the exhibition itself will be held in Birmingham, UK in september 2013. So excited to have my art in such a special exhibition. A shout out to the wonderful women who posed for these pieces ( Michelle, Kitty, Melanie, Jennifer, Viktoria and Sirena ).

2011 EstroGenius Festival. I was part of it. :)

Salon Collaboration Event: One Body, A Multitude of Expression works by female artists, a component of Estrogenius Festival 2011

Solo Exhibit at TWWAN’s Art.House.Gallery

That’s Women’s Work Arts Network


The Opening of That’s Women’s Work Arts Network Gallery

Art. House. Gallery.

On Saturday April 20th, 2013 7pm – 9pm

Located at 719 St. Clarens Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6H3X2

With the Art of Joelle Circé

This show will be up until May 10th, 2013 if you are a V.I.P Member you can call for a personal viewing (647) 343-9438 

All public welcome to stop by Tuesday through Saturday 12 noon till 6pm. 


Get your Print of my Art !

You can now get a print on demand of most of my art and a fraction of the cost of the original. Imagine building your own collection of my drawings and paintings. I make this option available because I want to share my art with everyone who would love to collect my art. The print can come in a great variety of sizes. And do let me know which ones you have ordered as I’m always interested in hearing from you.

Joelle Circé



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