Dominique Barbeau, 2015 Ottawa Finalist

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Interview by Nick Hebb

Dominique Barbeau is an artist who loves to experiment with different styles, drawing inspirations from the realms of fantasy and surrealism. Winner of Art Battle 146 is 2014, and multi-finalist this season, Dominique will be competing live with 15 other artists in the 2015 Art Battle Ottawa City Final for a chance to qualify for the National Championship this July!

You can see Dominique paint at the Ottawa City Finals on June 12th at Maker Space North.

What drew you to Art Battle?

I found out about it through my internship at AEO Arts Council, who was a promoter for the event last year in March.

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How much do you prepare what you’ll be painting before you do a battle?

I sketch out ideas before, and if I have time I practice painting to determine what colours to use.

What would it mean to you to compete in the Art Battle National Championships?

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It would be a huge step in gaining more exposure and gaining more opportunities in the arts, and possibly find more commissions out of it.

Who are your favorite painters?

Alex Pardee & Lora Zombie

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Where can we see more of your work?