Biography ...

Born and raised in St-Dominique, a quaint village in the French countryside of Québec, Canada, Lyse spent most of her childhood doodling along while she aspired to become an artist, a dream she has turned into a reality.

Self-taught, her curiosity and perseverance proved to be her most valuable assets while she developed a unique artistic style that blends rhythmic composition with sharp value and color contrasts. Her work is best described as the perfect fusion of nature, imagination and skill.

Over the past thirty years, Lyse has gathered numerous awards from experts in the art community, several times, she was selected as the featured artist at some of the most prestigious juried art festivals.

Lyse now lives in Palm Harbor, Florida. Her work is part of many private collections throughout the world.

Artist Statement ...

As I walk along a path in a park or explore a wildlife refuge, I am often inspired to preserve a glimpse of nature’s wonder, may it be a bird serenading a potential mate, a frog soaking in the pristine water of a pond, or the sunlight dancing on a flower in full bloom. Once I reach my studio, the pencil sketches in my field journal serve as short notes to help me convey a visual poetic rendering of my experience.

My goal is to increase the public awareness of the pristine beauty of our natural world. The need to preserve our environment, not only for our benefit but for all the creatures who share this planet with us, is imperative.

Whether you are a serious collector or an art lover, my hope is that you will glean from my paintings a sense of peace and serenity that will carry you through your busy day.

Thank you for your interest, please visit often.

Awards ...

2012 • Poster Artist • ArtFest Ft. Myers, Ft. Myers, FL

2011 • Award of Appreciation • Tarpon Springs, FL

2008 • Signature Artist • Patriot News ArtFest, Harrisburg, PA

2007 • Poster Artist • St.Stevens Art Festival, Coconut Grove, FL

2002 • Excellence • Children's Beach House Art Show, Lewes, DE

2002 • First Place • Media Art Exhibit and Craft Fair, Media PA

2001 • Judge's Choice • Arts on the Lawn,Bon Air, VA

1998 • Best of Show • Lititz Outdoor Art Show, Lititz, PA

1998 • Excellence • Children's Beach House Art Show, Lewes, DE

1998 • First Prize • Havre de Grace Art Show, Havre de Grace, MD

1997 • Fourth Prize • Spirit of Art Festival, Wilmington, DE

1997 • Second Prize • Media Art Show, Media, PA

1995 • Third Prize • Havre de Grace Art Show, Havre de Grace, MD

1987 • First Prize • Media Art Show, Media, PA

1983 • First Prize • Virginia Beach Art Show, Virginia Beach, VA

1980 • Third Place • U. S. National Decoy Show, New York, NY

1980 • Second Place • Chincoteague Decoy Contest, Chincoteague, VA

1980 • First Place • Delaware Wildlife Decoy and Art Show, Newark, DE

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