Adèle Gauthier is a local Ottawa artist, who has been painting for forty years. She has a Fine Arts degree from both Ottawa University and British Columbia University. She also studied at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, the Haliburton School of Art and Design, and the Ottawa School of Art. Gauthier has worked under several mentors including Gordon Smith, Andrea Mossop and Yves Laroque. Oil paint has always been her medium of choice, but at present she is exploring the mysteries of encaustic paint.
“The latin word “pentimento” is “an alteration in a painting, evidenced by traces of previous work, showing that the artist has changed his mind as to the composition during the process of painting”. In english it means “to repent”. Well, this is what I do all day. I paint something beautiful, then I scratch it off, leaving traces, so that the real truth comes to the surface, well beyond the idea that was originally in my brain.”