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Danielle Richard | Romantic Realism painter

Danielle Richard is a contemporary painter based in Quebec City, Canada, where she was born and educated.
Very early in life, she was fascinated by the world of pictorial art. For as long as she can remember, she has always been surrounded by the tools “for making works of art”: gouache, distemper, pastels, etc. Upon reaching adolescence, she wasted no time deciding on her future... “I loved painting and it seemed only natural for me to become an artist!
After a college degree in Fine Arts, Cegep Ste-Foy, 1975 she earned a Bachelor's degree in Visual Arts from Université Laval in 1980.
She had her first solo exhibition in 1975 and has had numerous solo and group shows since then.

Her work is to be found in private collections, but also in numerous corporate collections including the Royal Bank of Canada, Reader’s Digest and Dupont.
In 2012 Danielle was elected an honorary member of the Institut Des Arts Figuratifs (the Institute of Figurative Arts).
She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of Eastern Canada (PSEC); and is a member of the International Guild of Realism (IGOR) and the Portrait Society of America (PSOA).
Danielle’s most recent awards include 1st Prize (Horace Champagne Prize) at the International juried exhibition of the Pastel Society of Eastern Canada, "Les Pastellistes", in 2013.
Danielle was also the winner of the first BoldBrush Award in June 2013; her pastel, Quelque Part, was chosen by Carol Marine from 1280 entries.

Each of her exhibitions has met with a warm and enthusiastic response from the public. She never ceases to be moved when she realizes "that after so much time spent in solitude putting to canvas these faces, places, and emotions, someone somewhere is touched" by her art.
She says that she has enough projects and wonderful images stored in her mind to keep her busy for the rest of her days... "That tells me I chose the right path".

- "My work is a testament to a quest for beauty, it is in a way its guiding thread. It echoes those moments of silence and peace, inspired by life far from the tumult.
I often paint the "eternal feminine", the one I know especially from the inside, the one that proves the best medium for the emotions that I prefer. The mediums used are pastel, acrylic and oil.
My approach is part of a movement called "realistic", whose language is optimistic, poetic and timeless" - Danielle Richard.

Danielle Richard è una pittrice contemporanea con sede in Quebec, in Canada.
Dopo una laurea in Belle Arti, Cegep Ste-Foy, 1975, ha conseguito una laurea in arti visive presso l'Università Laval nel 1980.
Ha tenuto la sua prima mostra personale nel 1975 e da allora ha tenuto numerose mostre personali e collettive.
Il suo lavoro si trova in collezioni private, ma anche in numerose collezioni aziendali tra cui la Royal Bank of Canada, Reader’s Digest e Dupont.
Nel 2012 Danielle è stata eletta membro onorario dell'Institut Des Arts Figuratifs (l'Istituto di arti figurative).
È membro firmatario della Pastel Society of Eastern Canada (PSEC); ed è membro dell'International Guild of Realism (IGOR) e della Portrait Society of America (PSOA).
I premi più recenti di Danielle includono il 1° Premio (Premio Horace Champagne) alla mostra internazionale giurata della Pastel Society del Canada orientale, "Les Pastellistes", nel 2013.
Danielle è stata anche la vincitrice del primo premio BoldBrush nel giugno 2013; il suo pastello, Quelque Part, è stato scelto da Carol Marine tra 1280 voci.