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Born in Gatineau (Québec), Monique studied in Ottawa, Gatineau and at l’Université du Québec en Outaouais.   She worked in the banking industry and in both the Municipal and Federal levels of government.  She has always been attracted by the arts, and experimented with other different art forms during her leisure hours all the while raising her four sons.  However, she remained fascinated by painting.

Her dream of painting is realized when she goes on pre-retirement and begins lessons at an Art school.  She uses acrylic and oil as her mediums.  Her art gives her great satisfaction and happiness and soon her fascination with painting becomes a full-time occupation. 

Since then, she has been invited to participate in many exhibitions and symposiums.  In 2007 and 2008, she expands knowledge by going to New York to take courses from the internationally known visionary painters:  Robert Venosa and Martina Hoffman.

Painting becomes her passion and it provides her with the opportunity to use her imagination to express her feelings about the beauty of humanity as well as nature.

Cousres and workshops

                  Vogue Art school, Gatineau  -   Teacher: Marie-Hélène Lajoie   -   Workshops with : Mary McGuire  &  Monique Groleau

                  Robert Venosa et Martina Hoffman  http://www.venosa.com/
                  Peindre le fantastique - Omega Institute - New York   USA

                  Kerry Vaughn Erickson - Vancouver  (Colombie-Britannique)

                  Louise Larouche - Gatineau (Québec)

Exhibitions

2008        - 400e Anniversire de Québec – Brouage - France
                  - Symposium Gatineau en Couleurs – Maison du Citoyen - Gatineau
                  - Symposium Plaines Couleurs – Plaines d'Abraham - Ville de Québec
                  - Campagn'art – Chelsea (Québec)
                  - Rêve d'enfants Gatineau (Québec)                 

2007         - Symposium Arts Beauté de la Nature -  Domaine de Maizeret - Québec  (Québec)
                  - Arts en Ville - Gatineau (Québec)
                  - Campagn’Art - Chelsea (Québec)

2006        - Campagn’Art - Chelsea  (Québec)
                  - Augustine Labelle Gatineau (Québec)

2005         - Festival des Tulipes - Hôtel Hilton du Lac Leamy  (Québec)
                  - Campagn’Art - Chelsea  (Québec)

2004         - Le Pavé des Artistes - St-André Avelin  (Québec)
                  - Campagn’Art - Chelsea  (Québec)

2003         - Les  Concerts du crépuscule - rue Aubry  Hull  (Québec)
                  - Coloris Automnals - Domaine McKenzie-King - Chelsea  (Québec)

Artistic associations
Artists in Canada                                                                                   http://www.artistsincanada.com/
Ottawa Art Association                                                                          http://www.ottawaartassoc.ca/
Symposium de Peinture                                                                      http://www.symposiumdepeinture.com
Le Cercle des Artistes Peintre et sculpteurs du Québec              http://www.capsq.qc.ca