Lyse Deselliers "Snow Melt by 4th Street
Lyse Deselliers "Snow Melt by 4th Street" Acrylic on Canvas 36”w x * 24”h
For the month of April, Swirl Fine Art and Design will be hosting TAKE THE NEXT DÉTOUR. Featuring new work by local artist Lyse Deselliers .
Show runs Thursday, April 5th – 28th, 2012
This show is about visiting those back alleys, small roads and hidden trails that hold a sense of discovery and adventure at the same time. Getting off the main street and taking a look at what you can find behind the next house or along that small path. It’s about expressing a sense of nostalgia for what we used to do in those back alleys and the freedom that allowed us to take those small trails that led who-knows-where. One feels protected and safe in those small alleyways yet something surprisingly interesting or unsettling might be found along the way. You’ll only know if you go that way….
Lyse Deselliers was born in Quebec and raised in Sainte-Foy, just outside of Quebec City. It is in the surrounding provincial parks that she developed a deep love for nature and animals. After graduating from Veterinary College, she practiced two years in Ottawa where she started to paint then moved to Calgary in 1991. There she met her husband, had two kids and pursued her career working with wildlife and companion animals. She continued to paint, taking night classes at the Alberta College of Art and for 3 years with Karen Swearengen at the Swinton's studio. She now paints full time and truly enjoys this second career. She has paintings in corporate offices and private collections in Alberta, Quebec and the USA.
I like to paint with bright colours and strong contrasts to stimulate the eye. I may even incorporate some symbology and a certain degree of abstract play to awaken the imagination. I love to paint about what matters, our essential connection to the natural world and the elements that make us individually or as a society who we truly are. Working with acrylic and experimenting with texture and mixed media I always attempt to obtain the mesmerizing effect of the light dancing on the surface.