Marie H. Sirois – English

Marie-Hélène Sirois

Marie H. Sirois was born in Chicoutimi in 1978. She lives and works in Magog. She began her artistic career in 2006, following studies in art at UQAM. She perfected her skills at the Ateliers Jacques Lajeunesse where she studied classical drawing, old masters’ painting technique and the “grisaille” technique. The artist paints in oil and tempera and drawing occupies an important place in her practice. In order to create a particular lyrical universe, she creates mobiles to hang at each of her exhibitions.

In 2010, she began an imposing project, inspired by the life and work of the German composer Robert Schumann, in three exhibition performances, as a symphony in three movements. The first movement of this visual symphony, The Prelude, was unveiled in November 2014 and the second, Spiegelbild, in February 2019. Carnaval, presented in June 2023, was the final movement of this cycle.

Marie H. Sirois is currently working on a series of paintings, Papillons, inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses, which will take off in 2025.

To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.

Robert Schumann