Lori-ann Latremouille, "Moon Chair," 2004, charcoal and pastel on paper, 21" x 17.5".
LORI-ANNE LATREMOUILLE, Prayer for the World
Granville Fine Art (Previously LindaLando Fine Art), Vancouver
Apr 27 - May 11, 2006
By Beverly Cramp
At the age of 20, Lori-ann Latremouille opened her first solo art show on the same night and in the same block in Vancouver as Joe Average. “We had a great time sharing pedestrian traffic all night long,” she says. It was to be a defining experience for Latremouille. “That was it, I knew being an artist was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.” Shortly after that show, the budding artist was picked up by the Heffel Gallery and her charcoal and pastel artworks began to sell in the United States, from Washington and Oregon to California and Florida. Latremouille remembers drawing with chalk at the age of four and being interested in intertwining toys like jigsaw puzzles. Intertwining themes remain at the root of much of her work. “My human figures, creatures and background are all interlocked. I’m drawn to that kind of integration with the environment.” Latremouille is also a singer and songwriter. The same philosophy that inspires her drawings is also evident in her songs. She plans to have a multimedia event at her Prayer for the World show, including drawings and music.
Represented by: LindaLando Fine Art, Vancouver; Augen Gallery, Portland, Oregon; Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, Seattle, Washington.