Diane Larouche Ellard is a modern landscape painter and mixed media artist who exhibits her artwork throughout the province. She is passionate about images expressed in colour, pattern and line, finding it irrelevant whether those images are realistic, whimsical, photographic or completely abstract, and her work often expresses her love for place in a tactile way. The viewer is drawn in, drawn to touch the surface, coming close to explore the fine details and transitions as well as the overall sense of the piece.
“I work almost exclusively from my own photographs. Part of each summer is spent with friends and neighbours driving around their farms and back roads, touring their favourite places. They let me invade their yards and gardens, collecting images and inspiration and learning about their passion for these places. In my work I strive to connect the viewer with a place, a memory, a shared passion.”
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