Lise Massicotte

By January 8, 2020 No Comments

Born in Amos, Québec, Lise Massicotte attended l’institut des arts appliqués in Montréal. She then spent some time in Alberta, continuing studies in art and photography at the University of Edmonton. A long journey, with a thousand jobs along the way, allowed her to explore different artistic avenues, such as theatre set design, journalistic graphics and layout, and the management of an art and craft gallery.
In 1995, after twenty years of working in black and white, the exploration of colour took center stage in Massicotte’s practice, in the form of watercolor painting. Massicotte strives to break away from the rigidity of her graphic design background by exploring the fluidity and emotions of the watercolour medium. Acrylic inks have also recently captured her interest, resulting in stunning creations both figurative and non-figurative, which employ intense colours and contrast. With the fondest of exceptions for all things avian, Massicotte’s long-time passion is for trees, those giant witnesses of our presence on this earth, and the forest, sleeping and waking to the voice of light.