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Studio 11: Claudette Spence

Artistic evolution

Appreciation for artistic expression began very early in life. Throughout my formal education, the painting of school hall murals and the attendance of art classes were just as important to me as the maths and sciences. I matured in the arts through the intensive study of “The Masters”, and professional workshops. Early in my artistic career I embraced impressionism. Images of impressionism moved my soul, I became addicted, I embraced impressionism from then on.

“I first prepare my canvas with layers of thick oil paint. I then render the impression of my subject with brushes, altering with palette knives and rarely struggle with over composing. My subject matter is within me. The visual goes beyond mere decoration. It stimulates my formations, rhythmic patterns and colour. The art piece is complete when the form, character and spirit reach summation.”

Highlights of qualifications

  • Professional Impressionist Artist (oils) having national and international  recognition
  • International Published American Artists Magazine Award, Honourable Mention, 1994
  • Best in Show, Best Theme, People’s Choice Award, Valley Art’s Council Pembroke ON , 2002-2003
  • Best in Show Award, Valley Art’s Council, Pembroke ON, 3 consecutive years 2003-2007
  • Oils medium, 3rd Place Award Valley Art’s Council Pembroke ON , 2009

Recognized exhibits

  • Queen’s Park Toronto ON
  • Sante Gallery Ottawa ON
  • Moncion Gallery Pembroke ON
  • Fletcher’s Octogon Gallery, Calabogie ON
  • L’Art de L’Epoque, Aylmer QC
  • Andy Hayden Art Show Ottawa ON
  • Hill Top Gallery Pembroke ON
  • Renfrew Gallery Renfrew ON
  • Pembroke Armouries Art Exhibition
  • Valley Art Council, Pembroke ON
  • Pontiac Studio Tour
  • Exposition d’Art

References available upon request

New Born, oil, 32"x40"

Laurentian Foothills near Quyon, oil,

Contact information:

Studio Tour location:
Claudette Spence
405 East Range Road
I'les-aux-Allumettes, QC J0X 1M0

Phone: (819) 689-5050

GPS coordinates (WGS84 datum):
N45 35.230 W76 39.530