About - Johane Amirault, Artist

About the Artist

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Artist's Statement

I paint to express my love to my children, family and friends, to express my excitement for life and its abundance. I paint to express my happiness and my sorrows.

I paint intuitively, but every painting has a story; a story that overflows with emotions. One day I paint flowers blooming and dancing for my mother, for a sick friend who has cancer or sometimes just to say hello to the world! Another day, I paint the ocean, its extreme beauty and complexity, its abundance and its harmony. And when I paint the figure, I ponder on who we are; I ponder on our complex emotions.

In the process of painting intuitively, I venture into a world of extraordinary discoveries, and one of these discoveries is whatever my feelings of the moment are, happiness or sorrow, I paint vibrant and colorful paintings full of life and excitement! I surrender to the process. It’s liberating, and secretly I choose to believe that perhaps I am sending all this creative energy to the world, to heal and to inspire. Silently, this energy will ripple upon all of us, just like the flapping of a butterfly’ wings from far away.

Johane Amirault, Contemporary Artist

About the Artist

Johane, just as many of us if not all of us sees life as polarity -- two opposite emotions that can exist simultaneously taking their turn in being dominant and dormant as life presents itself. However, Johane always manages to paint them with vibrant colors and unique brush strokes. She has a technique of layering the paint on canvas as us humans have a way of layering our experiences good and bad to become who we are. Who we are today can be different from who we will be tomorrow. Just as one painting is different than the next painting she creates.

As you get to know Johane, you will recognize a theme in all her paintings. Theme seems to always revolve around her love for children and the people in her life – friends and family. Johane is a true example of someone who has all the three dimensions of her being connected – her mind, body and soul. When she paints, they all are aligned within her to bring the best of her out of her being and on the canvas for the world to enjoy, to reflect and to ponder. Johane is also someone I personally admire because she has an ability to turn dark part of life into something with light, something with colors to remind us all that it is a wonderful, colorful world we live in and how we can impact that positively. The depth she creates with technique she uses has many layers of simplicity and complexity, dark and light, sad and happy, positive and negative but the final layer is always a layer of optimism and of positive energy. The final layer of positive energy is her way of spreading the energy that she feels towards being alive, being able to do what she loves and spreading it like star dust all over this world. Here is a poem that I believe is perfect reflection of Johane.

My Art is the hide-and-seek 

Between my soul’s illuminating smiles

And my heart’s streaming tears.

- Sir Chinmoy.

Bio

My journey started in 2002, when painting with elementary school age children. With these children, I created pieces of art to be auctioned at fundraising events to benefit the school’s students. The pieces experienced phenomenal success, and I was strongly encouraged to pursue a career as an artist.

My education and background are as colorful as my paintings, and include a Bachelor of Education with a Canadian Teaching Credential for French, Geography and Sciences, a Bachelor of Art with a double major in French and Geography and a minor in Biology. I have also studied some biotechnology, and prior to all this education, I earned a degree in Aviation!

I am passionate about Life, Art, Science, Technology and the Outdoors. I will never stop venturing into new fields. This constitutes the essence of who I am, and the gift of being an active child:)

I train with renown artists to always bring my skills to higher levels. But the magic is in the creativity, the spontaneity and in the exploration, not always in the mastery of technics, and this is what I strive to teach to my students.

You can see my work at Viewpoints Gallery, 315 State St., Los Altos, CA 94022. My works has also been shown at other galleries and at open studios. I have art collectors from Canada and the US.

In 2012, I had the honor to have been one of the ten artists chosen to talk about their art and do a demonstration on television with SVOS TalkArt. You can view the video by clicking the link below.

Vibrant Colors: Talk Art Interview with Johane Amirault
http://youtu.be/H1j26WCHnWc

Sincerely,
Johane Amirault, Contemporary Artist

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