Adrienne Godbout, IAF, lives in the ocean-side community of Shediac, New Brunswick with her two daughters Katrine and Kiève. For over 30 years, she has developed an expressive and colourful style, rich in texture and movement. During the creation process, she lets her work develop on its own ensuring that harmony and simplicity are the primary goals.
Very involved in her community, she has participated in numerous art associations. She is a signature member of the Figurative Arts Institute (IAF) and currently holds an Active status with the Federation of Canadian Artists. Adrienne has participated in several solo and group exhibits in New Brunswick, Québec and Belgium. She spent 10 days painting in Provence, in the south of France with a group of Canadian artists in early June 2010 where she also visited galleries in Nice and Cannes and experience the art, history and culture of the French Riviera. She was invited four years in a row to participate in the Annual Figurative Painting Symposium at l'tang-du-Nord, Magdalen Islands with a group of Quebecois painters from 2009 to 2012.
In the Fall of 2012, she pursued her studies to obtain a diploma in advanced studies in Human Resources Management. She works at the Government of Canada Pension Center in Shediac and continues to develop her artistic career.
I often get asked why I leave out details like windows and doors in the houses I paint, and I find that this quote by Hans Hofmann says it all :
'The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.'