5 Minutes with Vé Boisvert

Vé Boisvert is an experienced artist from Canada whose paintings have been featured in solo and group shows nationally. Inspired by nature, Boisvert creates large scale abstract works using bright colour palettes of blues and whites and gestural brushstrokes. Her paintings are characterized by lush textures and evoke energy of positivity and hope.

When did you know you wanted to be an artist? 

I’ve been born and raised in a small village bordered by lakes and forests in Northern Ontario. As a child, I spent a lot of time in nature. My imaginary world was very fertile. Visual art was not really a part of my life until I moved to Montréal for my studies in communication. Being a full-time artist was not something I thought was actually possible since I didn’t know any visual artist that was living of their art. I realized that I could be an artist when I had to quit my job because I had too many orders. Since then, every day in my life, I am so grateful to live from my passion.

Can you talk about your artistic influences and other artists you are most inspired by? 

During my early twenties, I spent my summers in Europe. From the Lourve to Dali’s Museum in Figueres, I had the chance to discover different movements of art. I must say my artistic influences are mainly from the impressionist. My all-time favourite artist is Claude Monet. I am such a big fan – I even went to visit his garden and house in Giverny located in France.  I really love the collection “Les Nymphéas” by Monet that are exposed in l’Orangerie in Paris. 

Do you prefer to work alone or collaborate with others?  

Even though I am an extrovert person, I need to isolate myself to activate my creative flow.  When I paint in my studio, I always put on some earphones so that any sounds from the outer world can’t interfere with my strokes. For me, the time I spend at the aisles is sacred.

Can you tell us about a project you’re currently working on? 

My trips influence a lot my creativity inspiration. I’ve just come back from a trip to Magdalen Island, a small archipelago located in the Atlantic Sea. During my vacation, I observed the islands and memorized the colours so I can transpose them in my new pieces. During my travels, I take a lot of pictures. Once back at my aisles, I reflect on those memories and colours to create a new composition.

The Power of Love (2020), Vé Boisvert

What do you think you would be doing if you weren’t an artist? 

I think I would be in a forever existential crisis if I wouldn’t be an artist. I was born to express my colours. If I don’t paint for more than two weeks, I become anxious.  Art is my medicine. Before I became an artist, I’ve worked in an office for a year and thought I was losing my soul by being in front of a computer all day long. There is no turning back, art is my main language and I could not imagine myself doing something else.

Have you found any other artists on Singulart whose work you admire? 

On Singulart, there are so many talented artists. Here is some artist’s portfolio that I got the chance to admire: Elaine Green (Australian painter), Hugh Arnold (English photographer), David Djiango (French painter), Ali Mourabet (English painter) and Carlos Martin (Spanish painter).

What advice could you give to young artists starting out?

Connecting to your heart is the key to develop your style.

Create what your soul needs to express.

Be patient, bold and fearless.

Cultivating your passion for art requires a lot of time and perseverance.

Believe in yourself even in the hard times.

The most important: don’t be afraid to reveal your true colours to the world!

For more artworks by Vé Boisvert visit her SINGULART page here