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Born in Quebec, in the Saguenay Fjord, in the most beautiful village in the world, Sainte-Rose-du-Nord,  the fjord is naturally found in the background of many of These boards.

At the age of 21, she met the man who would direct her life.  With him, she went to live first in Quebec, then in Montreal and finally in France, where she has resided for 42 years. As a teacher, she worked  with her students in visual arts, a subject she particularly enjoyed, because the sessions allowed her to express herself through the work of children.

It was only when he arrived in Milly-la-Forêt that his own life began to assert itself and that the need to develop his personal work took on its full dimension.

It was then that she chose the name “Chesca”, diminutive of “Francesca”,  to sign her works as an artist which, at first, were collages. Subsequently, she learned to use all mediums, from pastel to watercolor, passing through charcoal, to end up with oil painting which became her favorite mode of expression.

His approach is inspired by intimate facts such as the observation of the movements of his grandchildren going up and down the Puiseaux stairs in a frantic race and also artistic and literary influences including two artists who had a very present influence in his work. : Joseph Beuys and Jean Cocteau who were the subjects in his spaces in symmetry with characters. The philosopher Nietzsche gave meaning to a whole series of  paintings and his philosophy often fits into his recent work on the theme of "moment".

She almost always works on several paintings simultaneously, which leads to the composition of series with symmetries and colored dominants. Instinctively and emotionally, she seeks bright, strong, deep colors.

In front of the blank canvas, she begins by placing a solid vertical column, then she builds the painting around this column; invariably, a staircase invites itself into the composition and adds a feeling of elevation. She seeks to give the impression of movement in the depth of the painting and to arouse inner reflection.


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Artist presented by the Art and Miss Gallery - Paris

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