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Like the gorse, the heather and the mistletoe, my family roots go back to the land of Brittany in France. Rocked by the sea, whipped by the wind, this Breton collection of rural white thatched houses along the coast of Brittany will be a discovery of my origin. Perhaps it will touch people of Quebec and remind them of the shores along the St-Lawrence River. Maybe it will be the nature of eastern Canadian shores or a forgotten past lost in time space.

Born and raised in Quebec, Canada, I spent most of my summers in France, near a little village called Pont-Aven, where the famous painter Gauguin had established his art school.

I played hooky at the ‘’Beaux-Arts School’’ and consider myself self-taught. Instead, I explored new materials and methods of application, developing my own style. The colors I use are mostly earth tones; brown sienna, burnt umber and black. I use bright gold and blue for punch, which brings out the pure emotion of energy felt when facing the sea on the coast of Brittany.

My subjects are the little white houses from Brittany by the open sea in that amazing landscape from the coast. I work on small to medium size canvas and I create texture in the background by using plaster which forces me to work with the surface and brings roughness to my subjects. It is a boundary I impose on myself to make each painting unique. It is at this particular step of my painting that I can really create the climate of the Breton coast. The breaking waves of the sea, the drizzle of a morning, the storms and fog, all of Brittany in an uncontrolled nature.

The last step of my painting is an application of a shiny and glossy varnish which makes all the colors sparkle and gives the illusion of wetness, again a reminder of the ocean.

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CategoriesPaintings
Stylesunknown
Subjectsunknown
MediumsLacquer Glaze, Acrylic on Canvas and Mixed Media
SeriesTree, North Pole and Matador

3 of 19 artworks available

'remonter vers le nord "North Pole"' by LeGall Lydie
30x48" Lacquer Glaze, Acrylic on Canvas
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'Un dernier regard derrière "North Pole"' by LeGall Lydie
36x6" Lacquer Glaze, Acrylic on Canvas
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'Le plongeon "North Pole"' by LeGall Lydie
24x36" Lacquer Glaze, Acrylic on Canvas
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'Peuple Vert 10 "Tree"' by LeGall Lydie
20x20" Lacquer Glaze, Acrylic on Canvas
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'Peuple Vert 8 "Tree"' by LeGall Lydie
20x20" Lacquer Glaze, Acrylic on Canvas
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'Peuple Vert 9 "Tree"' by LeGall Lydie
48x48" Lacquer Glaze, Acrylic on Canvas
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'Red Head "Matador"' by LeGall Lydie
72x36" Lacquer Glaze, Acrylic on Canvas
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'Blue Mountain Bull "Matador"' by LeGall Lydie
40x40" Lacquer Glaze, Acrylic on Canvas
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'Diablo del banderias "Matador"' by LeGall Lydie
72x48" Lacquer Glaze, Acrylic on Canvas
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'Desperas "Matador"' by LeGall Lydie
48x60" Lacquer Glaze, Acrylic on Canvas
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'Tryptich "Matador"' by LeGall Lydie
60x48" Lacquer Glaze, Acrylic on Canvas
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'Le chant des sirenes' by LeGall Lydie
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'Ecchymose de la mer' by LeGall Lydie
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'Le jardin du voyageur' by LeGall Lydie
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'Conifere alpin' by LeGall Lydie
18x18" Lacquer Glaze, Acrylic on Canvas
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'Dissoudre dans l''eau' by LeGall Lydie
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'A l''ombre de la vaque' by LeGall Lydie
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'Sur les terres de Don Quichotte' by LeGall Lydie
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'Slamoise de coeur' by LeGall Lydie
18x18" Lacquer Glaze, Acrylic on Canvas
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