Louise Martineau

Louise Martineau, 2008
Photograph: Martin Rouleau

Louise Martineau - Exciting escapades



As a landscape painter, Louise Martineau naturally gravitates to nature to nurture her love for drawing and painting. The striking light and warmth that characterize her compositions effectively convey her strong, dynamic personality and love of bright colours.


Date and place of birth
Louise Martineau was born in Quebec City in 1952. She spent most of her childhood summers in Château-Richer, just across from île d'Orléans, surrounded by nature and towering trees, her constant companions. >>

Training and career
After studying psychology at Concordia University in Montreal, Louise Martineau chose to return to her native city, where she taught for many years.

In the late 1970s, following years of solitary work developing her style and technique, Louise met artists from the area who guided her toward mastery of her art. This period of study proved very productive, as her talent, hard work and determination to push herself ever further quickly earned her a place in Quebec's art world. In the early 1990s, she held her first professional solo exhibition, just as she began to devote herself full time to her art. Quebec City, Montreal, Edmonton and Victoria have since all had an opportunity to recognize her success.

Her work and her art
As a landscape artists, Louise Martineau nurtures her love of drawing and painting in natural settings. She is constantly roaming the shores of the St. Lawrence between Quebec City and Charlevoix, with side trips to île d'Orléans, to give free rein to her enthusiastic creativity. She then draws inspiration from her plein air sketches to produce large paintings in her studio.

With a special love for rural heritage, Louise Martineau paints picturesque farmhouses, rolling fields and winding country roads that bring back fond memories of Sunday afternoon drives. Tall, spreading trees are always a prominent feature of her landscapes, a motif that has never failed to inspire her. Blazing fall maples, majestic oaks, sparkling white birches and feathery willows are all key features of her peaceful havens. These broad, sheltering trees are all reminders of a happy youth that the artist celebrates in her work. The strong character and vitality of this painter are also evident in the dancing light and glowing warmth that emerge from her paintings.

She has a spontaneous and generous hand with oils that effectively conveys her love of bright colours. All these elements breathe fresh new life into her works, which create harmony in contrast.

At La Galerie d'art Au P'tit Bonheur
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Summer 2004

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Beaumont, October 7, 1998

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Rang du Petit Village, Kamouraska, September 5, 1998

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Kamouraska, September 5, 1998

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Rang St-Antoine N., Baie-St-Paul, September 26, 1999

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Rang St-Antoine N., Baie-St-Paul, April 24, 1998

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Aux Éboulements, July 13, 1998

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Vianney, May 18, 2001

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Salt Spring Island, May 4, 1998
"Loved and not forgotten"

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St-Férréol-les-Neiges, January 28, 1999

Partial Archives
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Louise Martineau - Automne sur le plateau

Louise Martineau - Automne sur le plateau
20" x 40", 2019
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Louise Martineau - La bicyclette

Louise Martineau - La bicyclette
30" x 50", 2019
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Louise Martineau - Un petit coin, juste pour moi...

Louise Martineau - Un petit coin, juste pour moi...
36" x 40", 2014
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Louise Martineau - Un peu d’aide

Louise Martineau - Un peu d’aide
30" x 48", 2019
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Louise Martineau - Un automne spectaculaire, St-Irénée

Louise Martineau - Un automne spectaculaire, St-Irénée
20" x 50", 2018
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Louise Martineau - Vue Des Éboulements

Louise Martineau - Vue Des Éboulements
30" x 50", 2019
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Louise Martineau - Les capucines de Jean Leblond, Éboulements centre

Louise Martineau - Les capucines de Jean Leblond, Éboulements centre
24" x 30", 2003
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Louise Martineau - Maison à Petite-Rivière-St-François

Louise Martineau - Maison à Petite-Rivière-St-François
16" x 20", 2018
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Louise Martineau - Juillet fleuri en Charlevoix

Louise Martineau - Juillet fleuri en Charlevoix
30" x 36", 2012
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Louise Martineau - Vue de Petite-Rivière-St-François

Louise Martineau - Vue de Petite-Rivière-St-François
30" x 36", 2009
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Louise Martineau - Ombres et lumières

Louise Martineau - Ombres et lumières
20" x 50", 2020
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Louise Martineau - Les caps de St-Irénée

Louise Martineau - Les caps de St-Irénée
36" x 48", 2018
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Louise Martineau - C’est plus frais sous les arbres

Louise Martineau - C’est plus frais sous les arbres
30" x 40", 2020
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Louise Martineau - Une bonne récolte, Ile D’Orléans

Louise Martineau - Une bonne récolte, Ile D’Orléans
30" x 40", 2013
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Louise Martineau - Fin de journée en Charlevoix

Louise Martineau - Fin de journée en Charlevoix
24" x 36", 2012
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