Colette Falardeau, painter
Birth: Alma, Lac-St-Jean, QC 1962
Self-taught painter
Graduated from Lasalle College in Fashion Design 1983
DEC. Arts and Humanities Cégep Edouard Montpetit, Longueuil, QC 1980

Technical
Acrylic and mixture of acrylic mediums

Artistic approach
Since I was a child, my nature has pushed me to live one foot in reality and the other in my imagination. This is where I find my balance.

Having as a model a very artistically talented mom, I grew up with the concept, to give free rein to my creativity! Pencils, brushes and fantasies were my way of life from my childhood!
I completed my studies in fashion design in 1980, then worked as a fashion illustrator for 10 years in the Montreal fashion industry. This job made me travel a lot.

At the age of 27, life gave me the greatest gift, the birth of my son!  Desiring to change my lifestyle in order to reconcile work and child, I decided to leave my job and pursue my dream. A few months later I launched my own collection of children’s fashion clothes! I then opened L’Atelier Boutique, which has been established for several years. Over the years, the desire to paint has taken more and more space in my life.
Passionate about this mode of expression, I decided in the early 2000s to devote myself full time. Since then, I have been transported by this immense privilege, to make live on canvas, the colored characters which are in me!

Group Exhibitions
Group show 2004 to 2016 Galerie Jeannine Blais
Group show, 2011, Rotary Art Center, Saarland Abitibi, QC
Group show, 2010 Moulin La Lorraine, Lac Etchemin, QC
Group show, 2012 Carpediem Gallery, Knowlton, QC

Bibliography
Article review Magazin’art, Winter 2003/2004
Biennial Directory of Canadian Artists since 2004