Lucie Leduc has a background in graphic arts, but for the past decade has focused exclusively on painting. Based in Montreal, this self-taught artist began doing portraits in oil before turning to more abstract forms. Her current style of painting is best described as a hybrid of abstraction and representation. The imagery of flowers and wildlife in her current series, combined with her use of vibrant colour, gives her work a dream like quality.
‘‘When I started painting I was doing mostly portraits in oil. I then switched to abstract/figurative art and found myself more at home in this medium. My work is very much about process. Although abstract in nature, there is an underlying visual order that gradually seems to emerge. Working intuitively, I enter a realm of the unknown where there is more of a following than any real choice. I seem to be forever altering and adjusting the framework of some invisible reality. ’’
Her work has been displayed in both solo and group exhibitions in Canada. Now her paintings can be found in private collections in the United States, Europe and South America.