Nathalie Frenière was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1967.
From an early age, Frenière expanded the range of her creativity through drawing and music. She experimented with different forms of expression, and found her true voice in visual arts. A voice she perfected through painting workshops in Montreal and master classes in Paris.
Frenière also studied graphic arts at the Collège Salette and the Cégep Ahuntsic in Montreal. This led to a rich professional life in complete synchronicity with her art. She delved into graphic expression to practice different pictorial techniques ranging from drawing and calligraphy to oil painting. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibits, as well as symposia.
The artist’s style lies in her distinctively airy and colorful brushstroke, bringing into play a palette at once transparent and opaque. She blends figurative and abstract representations to create a body of atmospheric work inspired by the spontaneous painting of the human form.
Frenière finds her inspiration in everyday life and world events. Her work revolves around human dynamics. Her creative process can vary, but it always relies on the moment when emotion guides her hand. The artist observes the metamorphosis of color and form through successive applications, until the juxtaposition reveals faces and the movement of bodies through space.
The artist is inspired by the very act of painting, the emotions it creates in the now. By heeding their call and following their lead, she brings to life new characters that speak to her, and to whom she enjoys giving multiple expressions. Each one is a part of the vista of her soul, a path leading to her essential self.