Dominique Normand, artist living in the Laurentians has been working in paint since 2001, creating work inspired by her travels in native communities across Québec.
In painterly manners, DOMINIQUE NORMAND translates in images, the omnipresent powers that imprint and shape the world of human experience in the heart of the Northern territories. Since 2008, she has visited, lived and built strong ties with the Cree people of James Bay. The sum of these precious encounters and the teachings she has thus received constitute an everlasting reservoir of powerful inspiration for her creation. Enriched by her own experience amongst the Cree communities and her own life awareness revelations, she becomes a witness to the entwined harmony of all our relations, a spokeswoman bearing a camera, armed with a brush, painting, documenting video. A mystic universe is born on canvas, revealing the fascination she feels for the land and the territories that posses her. Magic works both ways! Dominique stands out for her strong visually evocative works, her holistic and sensitive vision of the worlds around her.
Her strong visceral bond with the Native Culture has led her to inquire and research through her roots on her father’ side. The region of Montmagny was a frequent passage for the Nomadic Malicet and Micmac Natives of Eastern Quebec and New Brunswick. In 2012, she finds out she is Metis of Maliseet, Algonquin and MicMac descent.
Dominique's work has been showcased in many solo and group exhibitions such as 11 Nations cultural center, Dieppe International Kite Festival in Normandie, Galerie Richelieu in Montréal, Saint Adolphe's Manifest'Art in the Laurentians, Montmagny's Rendez-Vous Ononthio, Broadway Gallery in New York, Westin Hotel in Los Angeles, Soutana Galerie and Jardin d'Hiver in Mont Tremblant, art galleries in Montebello, St-Jovite, Saint Sauveur, Piedmont, Horse Show Classique de Blainville and many more...