Artists of l’Île-du-Grand-Calumet
Art has been a part of Christine’s life since early childhood. The fascination with drawing the human face began in her late teens. After discovering soft pastels in a drawing class, she devoted herself to soft pastels and portraiture. Although self-taught in portraiture, she studied the Fine Arts program at Heritage College in Gatineau.
Christine has created many prominent portraits for The Skate Canada Hall of Fame such as:
Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz
Tracy Wilson and Robert McCall
Christine has received many awards and honors for her work and has been featured in many print and online publications. She has participated in numerous competitions and was elected as juror for the 2001, 3rd AGO Art Contest.
After living and working in Ottawa (Ontario) for the past 30 years, Jeanne has returned to her hometown at l’Ile-du-Grand-Calumet (Québec), where she is now retired and pursuing her dream of opening her very own glass studio. Jeanne and her husband live in her ancestral house, and many of her stained glass pieces have been influenced by the beauty of the nature that surrounds her.
Larry has been creating art since he was old enough to hold a pencil.
His day job was mainly technical drawing in the Ottawa area high-tech industry.
In 2002 Larry retired and took up art full time to the present. He presently lives in rural Quebec (Île-du-Grand-Calumet). He paints landscapes mainly of scenes where he lives. He recently spent two winters in Arizona. Two of his paintings are scenes from that area.
He paints scenes of the outdoor world. He chooses a range of colors to try to outdo what is visible in nature. He fortifies his acrylic paint with modeling paste to create thick, almost 3D textures. His inspiration comes from the great master Claude Monet. He used his techniques as a starting point to develop his own style.
Larry has been a member of the Pontiac Artists’ Studio Tour from 2003 to 2013. He is presently a member of Pontiac Artists’ Association.
Dale Shutt is a visual artist living on Ile-du-Grand-Calumet, in Pontiac County, West Quebec. Her principal medium is painting on silk. She also works in the unique medium of woodcut printing on hand painted silk.
Dale’s work is influenced by the sights and colours that surround her where she lives and works. She likes to take the leap from what her eyes see around her to what her imagination tells her can be seen.
I look forward to welcoming you to my Island Studio.
In my early childhood, I was always fascinated by colours and I could spend hours with my colouring books and crayons – it was my favourite past-time. In school, I loved the art class which was never long enough.
I am originally from Sturgeon Falls, Ontario and when I moved to the Pontiac region, I decided to pursue my love of art by taking watercolour courses from local artists and also artists in the Gatineau and Ottawa.
I now paint with acrylic.
When I retired eight years ago, painting took up an important part of my time. I was able to paint and learn from two local artists, Betty Russell from Norway Bay and Annette Asselin from l’Île-du-Grand-Calumet.
I love travelling and nature. My camera is always with me, ready to capture what my eyes observe in order to help me recreate these images on canvas.
Martina Derouin Evans
I am a mixed media artist and quilter, who in 2002 returned to my birthplace, Calumet Island Quebec, after a 35 yr. banking career and raising two wonderful sons, to retire with my husband of 50 yrs. Larry Evans, who is also an artist.
I love to work with wonderful Golden gels and mediums and other great inks and paints that are available today. I love experimenting and discovering exciting techniques.
I belong to the Pontiac Artist’s Association, and the Renfrew Quilters’ Guild.
I am also a member of a local artist trading card group that meet the last Saturday of the month, at Café 349, in Shawville Quebec.