"...Colette's heart lies in her work."

As a child, Colette Gouin was drawn to the quiet and the peace of mind of being in nature on Alberta's prairie, and in her Rocky Mountains.  So powerful was the experience of living with nature's every emotion that Colette has spent the last 35 years painting a world defined by color.

Educated at the University of Alberta, trained at the Banff School of Fine Art, inspired by workshops in New York and studio sessions in Tokyo, Colette's passion continues to be influenced by all manner of life in her constant exploration of the planet.

Colette captures an absolute sense of every meadow and flower, every avenue and bit of architecture she encounters; from the desolation of Norway's northern coast, to the cultured warmth of the Italian Rivera.  From China's civic antiquity to the Outback's sun baked desert,  Colette paints what she understands so well - color and the process of being seduced by it.

Colette's work is held in many institutional collections.  Her independence and clarity have been celebrated widely in exhibitions, and although not given to explaining her passion, perhaps Clement Greenberg explained it best: "It gives me such satisfaction to see that Colette's heart lies in her work."




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