Linda Bergeron Baril

By January 8, 2020 No Comments

Linda, originally from the Mauricie Region of Quebec, now resides in the picturesque town of Pontiac in the Outaouais Valley.  With her studio located on the banks of the Ottawa River, Linda is constantly inspired and dedicates herself to her full time passion of painting.

A self-taught artist, Linda has taken several art courses and workshops to further her skills and knowledge. She is constantly developing her artistic journey by participating in various workshops, nationally: Gatineau, Baie-Saint-Paul, The Laurentians,Cape-Breton as well as internationally: The International ICSCIS Tuscany school in Italy and Slikamilina Painting Tours in Croatia.  Over the years, she has acquired a plethora of Plein Air painting experience by joining groups such as Plein Air Ensemble Ottawa.  She also travels yearly throughout Canada and the United States in her motor home always sketching along the way.

Her work has been displayed in prestigious galleries such as Koyman’s Gallery on St-Laurent blvd., the Gordon Harrison Gallery on Sussex Street in Ottawa, as well as galleries in Old Montreal and Quebec City.  Linda’s paintings are presently shown at beautiful and charming Rothwell Gallery on Montreal Road, Ottawa. Numerous pieces of her works hang in private collections all over Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

She works colourfully and diversely using a range of media, including oils, watercolours, felt pen, acrylics, and oil pastels.  She also uses many techniques, such as alla prima, impasto, sgraffito, scumbling; and various tools – palette knives, brushes and fingers.

Her textures are smooth and expressive, allowing her to assert a personal signature. Very recognizable, her distinctly unique style flows loosely with expressive spontaneity and grace through the lines and forms, creating still life, landscapes, and figures.  One can feel her Joie de vivre and Romantic penchant.

Linda was awarded the “Favorite of the jury” prize in 2003 in Gatineau, and in 2009  the “Public Choice Award” also in Gatineau which was highlighted in the following newspapers: Le Droit, The Citizen, The Equity and the Pontiac Journal.

Linda has travelled extensively and lived in many places, including Québec, Toronto, Dartmouth, St-Jean-sur-le Richelieu, Germany and France.

Latest news: Linda has been part of the Canadian Delegation of International Artists chose, to  show  her paintings at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris in December 2017.