Jocelyne Moreau began painting as a young girl in her hometown of Temiscaming, Québec. Jocelyne has participated in many juried shows across Ontario and Quebec. Her works can be found in many private collections in Canada, United States and several countries around the world. Today, she lives and works in Ottawa, Canada. She has been paining professionally since the late 1980’s and currently paints alongside renowned Canadian artist, Gordon Harrison.
“Lines have always been a significant element in my art and through my journey as an artist. My relationship to lines however, has evolved immensely over the years. … As a child, the lines and limits of colouring books felt restrictive and imposing. In my adolescence, I taught myself to paint by copying the works of great artists like Van Gogh and Monet. … Adulthood took me to the Netherlands, where I was dazzled by the chiaroscuro of the Dutch Masters … Later a stay in the Middle East, where the softness of the light and the vastness of the desert inspired me to create a collection of water colour paintings. To this day, I feel most connected to the light on the subjects, landscapes, rural scenes and still life. And still, the most thrilling moment in painting, is when lines and contours reveal themselves, shaping a new vision; a new story that I share through my work. The difference is that I now shape my own lines."