Claude Tremblay’s figurative works feature landscape images of forests, meadows and waterfalls. Her unique painting style experiments with colour and light, while exploring their radiant qualities.
Claude Tremblay is a Quebec artist born in Chicoutimi in 1954 and now resides in Lac-aux-Sables in the county of Portneuf. Demonstrating an interest in art from her childhood, she first made a career as an illustrator of children's drawings before embarking on painting. It was after receiving an invitation to participate in the Mauricie Painting Symposium that she developed a real passion for the practice.
Tremblay's creative process is instinctive. When she arrives in front of a white canvas, she plunges into it directly and does not work from sketches or photos, but only from her imagination and her feelings. Inspired by Gauguin, Lautrec and Cézanne, among others, she creates figurative compositions where we still find some hints of abstraction. Her favorite subject is landscape painting where trees take center stage. Her trees, which she describes as imaginary, are depicted in non-naturalistic colors such as bright purples, blues and reds. Through this chromatic variety, the artist incorporates a very present luminosity.