Evangeline Methot

Evangeline Methot

Location: Canada


During the last fifteen years, I participated in thirty individual and collective art exhibitions. During that period, I sold more than 70 paintings and my work is now part of public and private collections in Brazil, the United States, France and Canada.

My deep interest for theatre has led me into the visual art world. I quickly made my way into visual arts while living in France. In France, I learned watercolour techniques, how to work with transparency and how to use the fluidity of colours. After studying and working watercolour for a few years, I felt the need to explore other means of expression.

In 2005, I participated in a mixed technique workshop that reminded me of the energy and body language experienced in my theatrical practice. This change toward abstraction appeared liberating to me because of its spiritual character: i.e. to work, standing in front of a big format watercolour paper, working with liquid acrylic, ink or pastel, pencil, felt, fabric and print on an elevated table. From this moment on, the act of creating textures and to obtain intense colours became very exciting.

With a little group of artists from my region, we organized live model workshops. This is how I introduced fictitious characters in my eccentric abstractions. Proportion and beauty are replaced by femininity that transpires and appears real; as well the emotion and the expectation attract attention. Nothing is really defined, one imagines, one guesses and one concludes.

My creative impulse is a combination of impressionism and expressionism. My work is semi-figurative; my characters appear through a strong gesture and vivid colours.


My Sisters

We are 7 girls in my family. I am one of the youngest. I paint my sister humoristic and fantasy way . They are all goddess for me. I love then and I thanks then for everything they show me. I am what I am because of then.


Habitats built with materials of recovery, where the living conditions and health context are problematic, basic health services are non-existent, the risk of flooding and landslides there are many and no drainage system is built in these areas. The slums have no electricity, no waste management, pollution is pervasive, and the risk of diseases and epidemics are compounded marketplace. Highways and transport infrastructure are non-existent.Malnutrition and hunger are very present in the slums. Crime and insecurity are the daily lot of their inhabitants.Slums are legally illegal, because they were built without permission and are included on no master plan.