Marie-Manon is a visual artist specializing in abstract art and contemporary composition. She was born in Montreal, Quebec, in 1960. Only since her move to Calgary, Alberta, in 2010, has she been able to focus on her full-time passion.
Largely self-taught, she studied for several years at the Calgary School of Art and took part in workshops with Jean Pederson and Mario Robinson. She is pursuing continuing education online with Robert Burridge. She has participated in numerous art exhibitions in and around Calgary and her work has been sold to many private collectors and is presented in a variety of commercial and professional contexts.
Other facets of her career have been added in the past year. Marie Manon is Art Commissioner for Artbomb which is a subscriber-based online daily auction featuring works of art by local and Canadian art stars. Launched in December 2011, Artbombdaily.com is an effective way for artists to market and sell their work to thousands of potential buyers.
Marie-Manon is a permanent artist and active member of the Board of Directors of Motion Gallery in Calgary and a jury member for new works to be displayed on the gallery walls.
Her paintings are created through spontaneous and intuitive responses while being engaged in her work. Her style is to mix shapes and colors in layers, both comforting and familiar. Each canvas is emotionally charged, which is demonstrated by the movement of brushes, fingers and other elements to the superposition of rich colors. What emerges is a very emotional and personal visual display.
Marie Manon paints what she feels. This is her way of expressing herself!