“My totem is the humming bird.” says Marie-Paule. “I look for the essence of a subject and bring up what is in my mind its dominant feature, at times bright and fanciful, other times peaceful and contemplative.”
Marie-Paule Thorn is a mostly self-taught artist, living in Canada. She has a passion for images and uses digital photography, acrylic colors, and mixed media to create contemporary work that is inspired by nature, textures, color combinations or any strong visual impressions. A keen observer, Marie-Paule recalls an impression or an emotion to explore a theme that may constitute the next work of art. When painting, or manipulating digital photography, she likes to explore geometrical designs, composition, and juxtaposition of colors, to enhance a visual dominance in the picture. It can be the texture of an old wall, the reflection of water or sky, the silhouette of a man-made object or an element of nature against an abstract or semi-abstract background. Thorn’s paintings are in private collections in the United Kingdom, France, Mexico and Canada. She was born in Tananarive, Madagascar and today lives in Gatineau, a province of Quebec, Canada. She is a member of the Ottawa Mixed Media Artist Association.
Review published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images courtesy of the artist