Monday, January 20, 2014

Danielle Richard

Quelque Part” © Danielle Richard 
Name: Danielle Richard
Bio: Danielle Richard was born in Quebec, Canada. After a college degree in Fine Arts, Cegep Ste-Foy, 1975 she earned a Bachelor's degree in Visual Arts from Université Laval in 1980. She had her first solo exhibition in 1975 and has had numerous solo and group shows since then. Her work is to be found in private collections, but also in numerous corporate collections including the Royal Bank of Canada, Reader’s Digest and Dupont.
In 2012 Danielle was elected an honorary member of the Institut Des Arts Figuratifs (the Institute of Figurative Arts). She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of Eastern Canada (PSEC); and is a member of the International Guild of Realism (IGOR) and the Portrait Society of America (PSOA).
Danielle’s most recent awards include 1st Prize (Horace Champagne Prize) at the International  juried exhibition of the Pastel Society of Eastern Canada, '' LES PASTELLISTES'', in 2013. Danielle was also the winner of the first BoldBrush Award in June 2013; her pastel, Quelque Part, was chosen by Carol Marine from 1280 entries. The award is sponsored by FASO (Fine Art Studio Online).
Danielle’s work made the cover and was featured in the French art magazine, Pratique des Arts, hors-série pastel 2013. She was also featured in International Artist Magazine, no 87.
Medium: Pastel, acrylic, oil.
Subjects: Figurative:
Style: Realistic; tinged with romanticism
Navigation: Although in French, this website is easy to navigate. Main menu remains available on top of page.
Gallery: Oil and Acrylic; Pastels
Image View: Thumbnails run along bottom of page and open in a viewer on the same page; you can scroll through the enlarged images, and they may be saved. Information on the images is not provided -  although Quelque Part is 19 ins square.
Demo: No
Facebook: yes


  1. Hi there Oldenbroke, I just stumbled upon your brilliant blogs as I am a fan of Danielle. I love all her work but especially her pastel paintings as I'm a bit obsessed with pastels myself. I'd really love if you checked out my site at I've also started a blog this year at I'm very new to blogging but I've been documenting everything I paint in pastels for the past couple of years so I have lots of material! I love what you're doing here and on your own blog. I'm discovering whole new worlds of artists near and far!
    Best wishes from the North,

  2. Gracias por compartir la historia de esta gran Maestra.