Native of Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska, NB, Marie-Claire Martin taught French and Fine Art at secondary schools in Campbellton and Atholville. She has lived in Pointe-a-la-Croix since 1984.
In 2000-2001, Marie-Claire completed studies in visual art at l'Universite Laval in Quebec. She also holds bachelor's degrees in arts and in education from l'Universite de Moncton.
Marie-Claire finds inspiration in the simplicity of her chosen materials. She combines handmade paper, recycled paper, and fabric with vibrant acrylic colors, creating juxtaposed moments superimposed in their transparency. Marie-Claire is fascinated by mixing techniques, textures and relief to give her paintings the appearance of sculpture. Her paintings represent a free-floating world somewhere between figurative and abstract, neither one nor the other. She explores mediums, styles, and subjects to find what best allows her to freely express what she feels. The shapes in her works tell stories.
Marie-Claire Martin is inspired by the artists Gabriel Lalonde and Andre Pitre. Like them, lets her intuition guide her creativity. To her, creativity is a passionate adventure that sustains a vital need for self-expression. The viewer is free to interpret. In the words of Northrop Frye, "Nature is inside art as its content and not outside as its model".
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