Suzanne Bélair

Painting Austin, Québec, Canada

is a signature member of the Institut des Arts figuratifs (IAF), the group Artists for Conservation (AFC), the Lakeshore Association of Artists (LAA) and an active member of the Canadian Federation of Artists.
Recipient of the "First choice of the public" award at the Ste-Marguerite du Lac Masson historical paintings exhibition (2014), she was also a finalist in the 2012 Rêves d'Automne national painting contest. A writer, she has been maintaining two blogs for over 10 years, one in French, the other in English on art, creativity, life and the environment.
As a visual artist and biologist, Suzanne likes to portray the unusual aspects of her subjects, whether traditional or unusual, and loves to marry her two passions. The poetry and tranquility of nature are often revealed by the close-up that she likes to paint. She wants the viewer to feel the nourishment and renewal that comes when we slow down and focus on details that are often ignored.
Her series are developed from a questioning, a new challenge. This process fuels the artistic progression and led to a more and more obvious flexibility of execution in her art. In recent years, the exploration of the theme of "nature interpreted" is more and more intuitive and spontaneous, abstract and textural while remaining semi-figurative. Her favourite subject being nature, this oil painter also uses acrylic and modeling paste, especially in her contemporary forests.