Johanne Kourie

"Artistic creation has always been part of my life. My passion is color. The possibility of remaking the world with colors, textures and movement is a real pleasure! Painting is the medium I have chosen to express what I see perceive and feel about what surrounds me. The possibilities are limitless."

Croissant de lune (Moon crescent) - Acrylic on canvas 51 x 40.64 cm

Self-taught, professional painter from Montreal, Johanne Kourie has experimented with several mediums over the past few years, such as ink, charcoal, pastel, oil and acrylic. The chemistry of colors fascinates her, she studies and tests them until she obtains the perfect mixture for each work. Nature, mainly the sky and the clouds, is a constant source of wonder, rejuvenation and inspiration. It is particularly found in the impressionist style.

Kourie's works have been exhibited in various places in Canada, notably at the Musée de Charlevoix, the Musée de Vaudreuil, at the Carrefour Culturel Paul-Médéric, Baie-St-Paul as well as in several cultural centers and galleries across Quebec.

On the international scene, her work has been presented in New York, New Jersey, Paris, Venice, Milan, Normandy, Her works can be found in several public and private publications and collections.

Les bleus de Fundy (Fundy blues) - Acrylic on canvas 40.64 x 51 cm
Un matin lumineux (A bright morning) - Acrylic on canvas 51 x 51 cm
Une nuit chargée (A busy night) - Acrylic on canvas 51 x 51 cm
Veille de tempête (Storm watch) - Acrylic on canvas 51 x 51 cm

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