about

From doodling in the back of class in high school to attending the Cégep de Matane in Fine Arts, to another year of studies at OUC in Kelowna, BC, and onto to graffiti sketchbooks and spray paint exploration in Ottawa, Rachel found her way back to her native Montreal in 1999 where she worked, amongst other things, as an illustrator and graphic designer, indulging in elementary painting and late night coffee shop drawing sessions, paving the way to finally meet her mentor and friend Alejandro Boim, Argentinean artist and professor, who took her under his wing and with whom she honed her craft for over half a decade. Since then she’s exhibited in shops and small galleries in and around Montreal, selling originals and delivering various commission work. She presently has pieces represented at the LAB in Magog and works out of her loft in the Village.

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The power of a person’s work is rooted as much in personal character as it is in skills honed for that work. […] Brenda Ueland referred to this as “the Third Dimension” – the nature, character, and personality of the artist is evident in any work.

While character is no prerequisite for art, there is a unique kind of integrity that art demands.

Some great artsist have been liars and cheats, philanderers and thieves, alcoholics, maniacs, and depressives. But when they made their art it was all there, every inch of weakness and strength, every iota of goodness and evil. Everything was given up as a gift to the gods without one inch of shadow withheld.

Through every celebration of the creative process, the artist puts his or her Self on the altar, fully present.

And that kind of integrity – the communion of action and identity – is the cornerstone of both art and worship.

-Tona Pearce Myers

This is the essence of what I try to achieve in my work.
-Rachel Tremblay

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Le pouvoir du travail d’une personne est ancré dans le caractère personnel autant que dans les compétences aiguisées pour ce travail. […] Brenda Ueland a fait référence à ceci comme étant la “Troisième Dimension” – la nature, le caractère, et la personalité de l’artiste sont évidents dans tout travail.

Malgré qu’il n’y a auncue condition préalable pour l’art, il y a une sorte d’intégrité unique que l’art exige.

Certains grands artistes ont été des menteurs et des tricheurs, des philanthres et des voleurs, des alcooliques, des maniacs et des dépressifs. Mais quand ils ont produit leur art, tout était là, chaque pouce de faiblesse et de force, chaque iota de la bonté et du mal. Tout a été abandonné en offrande aux dieux sans un pouce d’ombre retenu.

Par chaque célébration du processus créatif, l’artiste met son Soi sur l’autel, pleinement présent.

Et ce genre d’intégrité – la communion entre l’action et d’identité – est la pierre angulaire de l’art et de l’adoration.

-Tona Pearce Myers

Ceci est l’essence de ce que j’essaie d’atteindre dans mon travail.
– Rachel Tremblay

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email: beahappyhippo@gmail.com

gallery: lab.gallery

instagram: @swell_rachelle

facebook: facebook.com/dirtybrush.art

music : augustelliot.bandcamp.com

poetry : blanketsandfrankincense.wordpress.com

author page : rachel-tremblay.com

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5 thoughts on “about

  1. I Love You!! Yé super, ton site!! Pis je suis toujours impressionnée au max quand je regarde ton oeuvre :o) xxx

  2. Rachelle what a bit of joy this morning to find your site. I do hope that you find another master in Costa Rica. Please keep in touch when you and family move there. We keep you all in our heart and prayers.

    Auntie Louise (PL) Who wants to learn how to paint!

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