Jeannette Perreault is a Quebec artist. Essentially, she is an autodidact, but also enrolled at Université du Québec à Montréal from 1982 to 1984 to study the visual arts, art history and drawing. She participates in numerous workshops for life drawing and introduces herself to mixed techniques as well as to ink on paper. Her primary medium is oil on canvas.
In her portraits and still life, she explores existential themes from an intimate point of view. In coffeehouses in Montreal, Paris, or any city where she’s travelling, she sketches the particular ambiance of each location. With her fluid stroke, she grasps the expressions of the men and women lingering in these places. Her drawing reveals the urge to capture the truth of the moment. Another part of her career evolved around the stage : dancers, musicians and, especially, actors. At the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (TNM) in Montreal, she draws actors in their dressing rooms and backstage. This approach renders the necessity to seize emotion in a minimalist line that holds the essence, the soul, the sensibility of the model. At the theatre as well in the coffee shop, she's looking for that specific gesture that characterizes individuality. Through the expressive force of her colours she creates harmony evoking light. She develops a plastic language by means of which thick texture and precise gesture confer an intensity, an undeniable freedom, to her works. She presented twenty-six solo exhibitions and participated in more than seventy collective exhibitions. Her works are part of many collections in Canada, United States and in Europe.
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