Metaphorical Visionary Paintings
Joanne St-Cyr creates awe-inspiring allegorical paintings. She has mastered technical prowess of the Renaissance Masters. In her compelling manner the artist uses symbolism to represent various subjects in the guise of metaphorical references, a visionary state of mind, or an abstract concept.
Joanne St-Cyr, L’important n’est pas la destination
(The Importance is Not the Destination), acrylic on canvas, 24” x 16”.
About her theme titled “NATURA”, she writes: “The philosophical thread I am pursuing at the moment has to do with the constant duality between man and nature. Man’s extraordinary efforts to try and control nature, our stubbornness to manipulate, re-organize and mistreat her… she will not go down without a fight!”
St-Cyr has discovered her own powerful style that originates from her philosophy and life experiences and communicates powerful and timeless truths about humanity.
Joanne St-Cyr, À la dérive (Adrift …), oil on board, 28” x 20”.
Joanne St-Cyr has participated in many group exhibitions including the Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY; the New Canadian branch of AOI (Art Of Imagination) in Toronto and Ottawa in Ontario, Canada; Le Grand Palais, Paris, France; and Musée Marius-Barbeau in Quebec, Canada; among others.
She has won several awards including Third Prize at Musée Laurier in Quebec, Canada, and two “Outstanding Acrylics” awards through the Boldbrush online competitions. Her art work has been published in Le Magazin’art, a prestigious French Art magazine.
St-Cyr studied Fine Art at Concordia University and UQAM in Montreal, Canada. She has been a member of ‘Institut des Arts Figuratifs’ since 1994.
Banner: Detail of Ré-création (Re-Creation), oil on canvas, 18” x 24”.
Visit Joanne St-Cyr’s website http://joannestcyr.com