Media pastel and encaustic on wood board
Size 20 x 16 in. / 50.8 x 40.6 cm.
Sold $850 Estimate $250 - $500
ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE $500 - signed 'Bigoudi' lower right; signed 'BIGOUDI', titled and dated verso; unframed
My 'nom de plume' is Bigoudi and although my native province of Quebec has shaped the person I am, my adoptive Alberta has shaped the artist I became. Back in Quebec, I have attended the Visual Arts Program at the Université du Québec à Montréal after completing a two-year diploma (DEC) at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf in Fine Arts and Communications. Since moving to Alberta, I have been largely self-directed in my artistic pursuits - participating in artist-residencies, attending lectures by international artists, and teaching when time allows. Since 2004, I have held 19 solo exhibitions in Alberta galleries, participated in more than 25 juried group shows across Canada, and been awarded two Public Art Commissions by the Town of Canmore.
Generously donated by Grit and Scott McCreath, Calgary; see Pascale Ouellet aka Bigoudi, see website at bigoudi.ca