Marie France L'Ecuyer
Born in the tiny village of Messines, Quebec, Marie-France was the tenth of eleven children. There was little room around the family table to pursue artist talents but, encouraged by family and friends, she took up painting later in life.
Painting is Marie-France’s obsession. Colour is her first love but texture and shape get their share of attention too. So far, she has been especially fond of intimate flowers and big landscapes, but new loves keep turning up and insisting that she gets out her brushes and tubes. She rarely objects.
Marie-France has studied art with her special muse, Gordon Harrison, an Ottawa painter with an international reputation for stunning and vivid landscapes. She has also studied at, and drawn inspiration from, a variety of institutions including, the Ottawa School of Art, the Bob Grant Fine Art School and the Drawing Room Studio of Ottawa.
Marie-France’s work has appeared at the Ottawa Little Theatre, and exhibits in Gatineau and Mont-Tremblant. Currently, her paintings are being displayed at Ottawa’s Koyman Gallery. She is a member of the Ottawa Art Association (OAA) and the Aylmer Arts Council (AAC).