Francoise Brazeau Ferguson

From 1977 until 1984 I owned and managed Le Pinceau d’art in Pointe Gatineau, QC. Operating in my large home-studio, I offered framing services and art supplies, facilitated workshops and organized regional exhibitions for fellow-artists. During those years I personally participated in numerous exhibitions (groups and solo) and sold a number of paintings to individuals across the country and abroad. In 1984 my three children being in school, I opted for a change in lifestyle. I sold my business and went to work for the Canadian Medical Protective Association where I enjoyed a successful career that spanned over 24 years.

After the untimely death of my first husband (Brazeau) I began painting again, in 1996. My revived passion for painting grew stronger and in 2007 I decided to take early retirement to devote myself entirely to painting, with the support of my current husband (Ferguson).

I’ve attended numerous art classes and workshops through the Ottawa School of Art, Loyalist College and other art groups. I’ve worked alongside many accomplished artists such as: Bruce Heggtveit, Robert Hyndman, Robert Hinchley, John Alexander Day, and many others.

Oil and acrylic are my preferred mediums, landscapes and portraits my favourite subjects. Whether painting on site or in my studio, it brings me great satisfaction when I am able to successfully capture the beauty of a chosen landscape to create a painting that draws the viewer into the canvas. Conversely, when painting portraits my goal is to draw out and onto canvas the inner life of the model.

Affiliations: The Ottawa Art Association, the Ottawa School of Art, Conseil des Arts AOE, Arteast Ottawa, East Central Ontario Art Association, Le plein air ensemble, Art Lending. I’ve enjoyed the privilege of being an associate and showing my work at Galerie Old Chelsea from 2008 to 2015. As well my work has been juried into a number of events and venues in the Ottawa area, among them: Wall Space Art Gallery in Orleans, The Ottawa Little Theatre, Shenkman Art Centre, The Visitors’ Centre in Algonquin Park, the Ottawa School of Art Boutique, Maison de la culture in Gatineau, Orleans Art Studio Tour, Bancroft Art Gallery, Colours on The Bay, etc.

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