I am foremost a painter in oils and sometimes egg tempera, drawing through a variety of media including collage is another aspect of my work. I consider myself to be a narrative artist – a story-teller – and my style and subject matter hover somewhere between observation, memory and imagination. Subject matter is inspired by family and other histories, personal experience, domestic routine and place.
I like the contrast between working in traditional painting styles and experimental serendipitous drawings and collage; working from observation and painting from memory and imagination. These different ways of working compliment each other and my personality expressing some of my wide interests and curiosity in visual art.
I will be showing a variety of small collages and drawings at the Pier Gallery for the 2015 season.
For more of my work, events, blog and other exhibitions: antoinetteherivel.ca