Born in France, Violette and her family emigrated to Canada in 1977 choosing Calgary as their destination.
Her travels are a great source of inspiration for her art along with the many memories of her youth living in France and tropical places. “The light, the colours and the mood is what I remember the most of any location” she says. Reliving these times and places, capturing those sensations and to be able to share visually is what motivates her to paint.
Although watercolour is the medium of her choice, Violette also paints with acrylics and enjoys exploring other mediums. These new approaches to painting have helped her paint with bolder colours, more dynamic strokes and experiment with texture. She has taken various classes and workshops with renowned artists locally and from abroad to keep broadening her knowledge.
Violette has participated and sold at various juried shows such as the Leighton Art Centre, The Calgary Stampede and the Federation of Canadian Artists and other art groups. Violette is a member of the Calgary Community Painters Society, the Calgary Artists’ Society and the Chestermere Fine Art Guild and a past member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.