Arlette Francière

oil, acrylic, watercolour and mixed media

Arlette Francière has been a teacher at all educational levels, from Kindergarten to university. She has been a literary agent, a literary translator of major Canadian works by authors such as Robertson Davies, W.O. Mitchell, Sheila Watson, Henry Beissel, Keith Garebian, John Barton, and Michel Beaulieu. She was also a translator and editor of art catalogues for the National Gallery of Canada and for the Galerie Simon Blais in Montreal. Thirty years ago, while studying art history at Concordia University in Montreal, she had to copy works of art. She discovered she had a talent for painting, and she has been an active artist ever since. She works in the Expressionist tradition in oil, acrylic, watercolour, and mixed media. Her predominant and most characteristic theme is that of land, sky- and seascape, but she also enjoys painting portraits and abstract works. Arlette has participated in many group shows and has had a dozen solo shows. She is the recipient of the Morton Baslaw Award for one of her watercolours. She has done some book illustration work and has sixteen book covers to her credit. Her work is in private collections in Canada and abroad. She is a member of Arteast, AOE Arts Council, The Ottawa Watercolour Society, and CARFAC.

Contact info: (613) 845-0670, arlettefranciere@gmail.com, website.