Mixed media artist and owner of Gatineau based collaborative art space and gallery L’ESPACE 654, Diane Fontaine is inspired by the human body, portraits of multicultural women and horses. Exploring emotions, depth and movement through shadow contrasts and extreme light within her work, Diane was the winner of Art Battle 271 and will be painting with 15 other Ottawa Finalists on June 12th to determine who will represent the city in the 2015 Art Battle National Championships this July.
Interview by Nick Hebb
What drew you to Art Battle?
For the challenge and I love painting live.
How much do you prepare what you’ll be painting before you do a battle?
2 to 3 times 20 minutes, and the week before mentally.
What would it mean to you to compete in the Art Battle National Championships?
A great opportunity to know my art through the Cananda.
Who is your favorite painter(s)?
Past : Pollok Contemporary : Voka et Thomas Manardi
Where can we see more of your work?
At my workshop gallery at Buckingham Gatineau, my website and other gallery Montreal , Quebec, Outaouais, and soon Canada – USA.