From acrylic to oil, Carole Batrie’s pictorial creations reveal a quest for identity in its relations with the other, with nature and culture. While remaining esthetic, fascination with portraits and flowers is highlighted by the use of plaster, various papers and materials derived from natural objects. Inspired by imagination and reality, anthropological research leads us to the study of masks and of parietal art. Today, it is on the trail of Native Indians, always in relation with the origins of mankind living in harmony with nature, that research is accomplished. Appended with a knife, a brush or with the help of a plant’s imprint, the textures interact with stimulating colors within the free expression of the subjects.
Carole Batrie lives and practices her work as geographer in the town of Coaticook. Self-taught artist, the land surveyor-designer trades in her pen in order to explore different mediums. She has participated in many solo and collective exhibits in the region as well as in the United States. She is a member of the group Coatic’Art since 2007.
Come one come all!