Adèle Gauthier is a local Ottawa artist, painting since forty years. She has a Fine Arts degree from both Ottawa University and British Columbia University. She also studied at the Emily Carr college of Art, the Haliburton college of art and the Ottawa college of art. Her medium of choice is oil but she is at present exploring the mysteries of encaustic paint.
My journey as an artist
The latin word “pentimento” is “an alteration in a painting, evidenced by traces of previous work, showing that the artist has changed his mind as to the composition during the process of painting”. In english it means “to repent”. Well, this is what I do all day. I paint something beautiful, then I scratch it off, leaving traces, so that the real truth comes to the surface, well beyond the idea that was originally in my brain.