Johanne Deschenes

Artist Biography

Johanne is a retired French Immersion teacher. She is originally from Québec but she has been calling Edmonton, Alberta home since 1985. She started experimenting with watercolour, acrylic and black ink as a way to meditate and to relax. She is influenced by many styles of art but always drawn to vibrant colours.

Artist Statement

Art has always been a part of my life. As a young girl I loved oil painting, drawing and sewing my own clothes. As life got busier raising my three children and teaching full time I continued to admire visual art in all forms but had no time to create.

Today I find experimenting and creating with watercolour and acrylic is very rewarding. Adding bright colours to my creations makes me smile. My art pieces vary from nature inspired leaves, flowers, animals to more abstract creations. As a new grandma, I’ve also become passionate about nursery art.

Sharing my art is like spreading a rainbow from my house to yours.

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Johanne Deschenes

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