A graduate of fine arts from Sherbrooke College, Museum technician and specialist in the study of portraiture at the Saidye Bronfman of Montreal, Odile Richer works at refining her approach. She has participated in auctions and exhibitions in the region, notably the Farfelu Gallery of Sutton and the Bromptonville Cultural Centre. She also worked as a muralist, contributing to the completion of the frescoes adorning the city of Sherbrooke.
Through a rich and sustained approach, both classical and decidedly contemporary forms emerge from Richer’s pictorial compositions. Her photographic achievements are the basis of her work; in making the sets, choosing the costumes, and creating moods, she composes images, scenes that will eventually develop into paintings. A self-taught painter, Richer seeks to portray the subtleties of sensual things that surround her, fabrics, jewelry, antiques, and people close to her. The originality of the subject matter and the quality of the treatment of light in her paintings recall the works of Flemish painters of the 17th century. In her work, the beauty emanates from the moment that is captured and immobilized in the canvas, from the light, which is fixed and changing that shines without shining, from the brilliance, which is captivating and entrances the viewer.
Twelve paintings, each unique, will be shown.