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Diane Dufresne ©Richard Langevin/Progressif Inc.

Painter, singer and author, Diane Dufresne is consumed by a constant need to create. This accomplished multidisciplinary artist first became interested in design as applied to the conception of stage costumes and décor. It wasn't until the 1980s, when she met Frère Jérôme, that Dufresne took a more serious approach to creation and the visual arts. Thanks to him, she learned how to follow her instincts as a painter and, above all, to trust in what she creates.

"The important thing is to do what you are," he told her.

Bold strokes, dazzling colours: Diane Dufresne's pictorial work is indeed lively and creative! Her works allow the artist to evolve and renew herself, delighting an audience that can't get enough. And it is precisely to reach people that Dufresne pursues her art, propelled by a vital force that constantly leads her to surpass herself.

In 2011, Diane Dufresne's Les triplettes de Montréal conquered the Festival audience. Fans will therefore be delighted to rediscover the piece in the Galerie Lounge TD as part of a never-before-seen monographic exhibition. With her recent work, the artist transports us between the representative and the abstract, in which her celebrated feminine figures are seen alongside more timeless gestural works. With her paintings and drawings, Diane Dufresne opens the doors to her imagination and invites us in.

L’effet papillon, 2012, Acrylique sur toile, 91 x 122 cm L'effet papillon, 2012
Acrylic on canvas
91 x 122 cm
À quoi on joue?, 2012, Acrylique sur toile, 122 x 122 cm À quoi on joue?, 2012
Acrylic on canvas
122 x 122 cm