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MARCEL S. BLANCHETTE
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The experience of art can transcend the senses. The challenge is to translate what's observed regardless of mundane form or utility into a visual language
that delights the eye, engages the mind and satisfies the soul.
Much of my work indulges simple rugged beauty found in nature. Colours,
shapes and textures that signal Creation's constant state of change; animated
by the elements and saturated with the spirit of life we call Mother Nature.
Working "plein air" provides me with a deluxe outdoor experience where
all questions surrounding my subject are answered. Specimens, photographs
and notes leave me well prepared for more intensive studio work.
My palette revolves periodically between oil paint, watercolour, pastels
or pen & ink allowing me the freedom to explore my subjects with a medium
best suited to capture the nuances I'm after. Every stroke is an intimate encounter with surface and detail, and every finished painting and drawing
a meditation expressing my prayer of gratitude and awe.
Threatened by depleting resources, disappearing species and diminishing
viability of land, air and water to sustain us requires we look beyond nature's
mundane form and utility. Some believe there is a unifying force behind it, implying a deeper, more fundamental condition may exist. A condition that could possibly hold remedies to our present dilemma. Perhaps now is a good time to pause and reflect on Earth, acknowledge nature's vibrant colours, shimmering light and intriguing life forms captured by an artistic tableaux for Mother Nature to ask, "Can you see me now?"