Ariane Dubois lives and paints in Boisbriand, QC, where she was born. Over the years she has acquired three grants as well as a College Diploma in Fine Arts from College Lionel-Groulx, Sainte-Therese, a BFA in studio art from Concordia University, a certificate in Art History and a Master’s in Museology from the Université de Montréal, and a BFA Education from the University of Quebec. As a result, she leads a double career in visual art and museology.
As an independent curator, she has organized many exhibitions and written several artists catalogues. As an artist, Ariane has developed a personal approach over the past thirty years that stems from her relationship with nature and natural imagery.
My childhood home in Boisbriand, Quebec near the river, woods and fields, inspires the organic forms found in my painting. I am greatly inspired by nature and seasons, which act as the memory of time passing by. The landscape images become a pretext to achieve a personal and meditative impression. My process of art-making over the past 20 years has included painting on canvas or paper. The process incorporates thin layers of oil on top of acrylic, latex and enamel paint and build a complex space where the transparency of the surface reveals layers from the ground. Textural layers made of impasto, play an important role in my work. The layers are built on top of each other and reveal a lyrical imagery from patterns of nature.