Interview with Marilyn Charpentier,
for Riverview Park Review, date??
Good evening Marilyn! You have lived across the street from us for several years now, with Mike, your partner. We share the love of animals, novels and nature. It is a real privilege to interview you this evening.
Q: When did you begin to paint?
A: I began ten to fifteen years ago, but I was constantly drawing before that, as a child. I used pencil then.
Q: Was anyone else in your family artistically talented?
A: Yes, one of my two brothers was. My mother wrote poetry, and my brother is a wonderful photographer.
Q: What mediums do you use to transmit your messages in your works?
A: I began originally with acrylic for several years, then switched to oils, and now I've added pastels.
Q: When you choose a particular medium, is it the medium which is the
foundation, for the message, or is it the catalyst to it?
A: When I paint, I try to capture the light, the reflections and the contrast between them. I performed an experiment recently. I painted two works of the same location, same perspective. One is in oil, the other, in pastels. The result was that the message was different for each one.
Q: What inspires you to paint your chosen subjects?
A: Many of my paintings are inspired by my travels: e.g. camping in Algonquin Park. I bring my sketch book with me whenever I travel, take many photos, sketch items like textures of all types, ( barks of trees, dead wood, old camper trucks, flowers, animals and more). My pets are present in many portraits. I always want to try something new.
Q: How many hours a year do you spend artistically?
A: I can't figure it out. I can spend many intense hours for a few days, but then must balance a full-time job, home life, fostering animals and more. I always return to my art as soon as possible.
Q: You are considerably younger than I am, but have launched your art career on
the web, and have already exhibited in several places. Where are your paintings
A: One of them was in St. Laurent Complex, and another show in the same location.
Q: What are some of your ideas for your art in the future?
A: I want to keep painting pet portraits for people, try new mediums;, for example: water color, mixed media and multi-media. I also wish to obtain more exposure and more shows. My contact info.: www.marilynsstudio.ca & firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, Marilyn, a great close neighbour not only logistically, but in friendship.
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