Conversations with Colour

Meet the Artist at MERA May 7th

Big, Bold Contemporary and Abstract Art in Claude Lemay’s May Exhibition: Conversations with Colour

For the entire month of May, the work of Claude Lemay will be on display at the MERA Schoolhouse. Please join us for a special “meet the artist” event on May 7th, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Claudel (Claude Lemay), a self taught painter, favors mixed techniques, incorporating printing and collage into her works. She works with different media, such as acrylics, which she often uses together with a variety of gels to produce to desired texture, and paints with watercolour and pastel as well. All of these materials allow her to delve into abstraction more effectively. Futhermore, her her artistic experience has led her into introspection through colour, texture and the creative process. Her works, fruit of a dialogue where the conscious and unconscious overlap, transmit emotion at its rawest. They adopt an abstract and contemporary style, which stands out for the richness of its palette and texture.

“As an abstract artist, I find the relationship between human interactions and the representation of colours in my artwork to be a fascinating subject of exploration. Colours, with their inherent meanings and emotional impact, offer a powerful tool for me to convey the complexities and nuances of human relationships through an abstract and visual form. In my paintings, I use colours to symbolize the emotions, energy, and dynamics of human interactions. Warm colours like reds, oranges, and yellows often represent intense and passionate interactions, evoking feelings of excitement, tension, and drama. On the other hand, cool colours such as blues, greens, and purples often represent more serene and contemplative interactions, evoking feelings of calmness, tranquility, and introspection. In addition to the choice of colours, the arrangement and interplay of shapes in my abstract art also play a significant role. Contrasting shapes create tension and drama, representing the complexities and contradictions of relationships. Monochromatic colours allow me to convey the multifaceted nature of human identity, where emotions and experiences are layered and complex. Through the use of colours in my artwork, I strive to communicate the emotions, experiences, and perceptions of human interactions through a visual form. Colours serve as a language that helps me express the intricacies and nuances of relationships, capturing the essence of human connections in a way that words alone cannot convey. My goal is to engage the viewer in a contemplative and emotional experience through the reception of my work.”

You are invited to join Claude at the MERA Schoolhouse in McDonald’s Corners (974 Dalhousie Concession 9A) on Sunday May 7th from 2 to 4PM to meet the artist, view the works and purchase that “must have” piece. To arrange to see the exhibition at times other than the Meet the Artist event, please contact Wayne Stryde

CLICK HERE for a virtual tour of “Converations with Colour”