(Joëlle will be painting "Live" at the Art Night event)
Joëlle Blouin is a French-Canadian artist who was born in Quebec City, Canada in 1985. Entirely self-taught, Blouin excelled in her craft and has earned an impressive reputation within the art world. Her work has received international recognition and her paintings are showcased in galleries across Canada and the United States.
As a child, she was always drawn to art and aesthetic beauty. She earned a college diploma in Interior Design in 2005. However, while interior design does involve some creativity, it did not meet her creative needs. Her true vocation and calling was to become an artist.
Blouin has never had professional training, but feels this has helped her develop a unique technique. With oil paint as her medium, the artist’s work captures the eye due to its signature cubic texturing. She blends and mixes her colors directly on her canvas using only a palette-knife. Her incomparable style is known as; URBAN CUBISM.
Blouin’s success arose at an unprecedented speed. The artist’s first private viewing took place in early 2008, and now this rising star of the art world has exhibited her work in events of distinguished reputation and will continue to showcase her work at world-renowned galleries.