My name is Lorraine Gaudet. I am originally from Quebec City and moved to Halifax Nova Scotia in 1985 to become a French immersion teacher.
I have retired from teaching four years ago and have fortunately discovered two wonderful new passions since then: drawing and painting.
All these years, I never knew I possessed this artistic side in me until one night, in July 2014, I doodled something on a piece of paper and to my astonishment, was pleasantly surprised by the outcome. I then started drawing with pastel for a few months to eventually start painting with acrylic in June 2015.
I am a self-taught artist. However, I did take a graduate art course while working on a masters degree in education back in 2011.
So far, I have sold over 130 paintings from mouth to mouth, displays, art shows, and online.
I was a member at the Peggy's Cove area festival of the arts and also at the Lunenberg gallery; and a few of my paintings were displayed at The Hidden Gallery two years ago for a period of six months.
I am hungry and passionate about the work I create from within. Art consumes most of my time and I absolutely love it.
Here are a few quotes that somewhat illustrates how I feel as a new artist.