Nicole gagné Ouellet a vu le jour le 13 août
1946 à Victoriaville, au coeur de la province de Québec.Elle
s'initie à l'art traditionel et contemporain par la gravure, l'huile
et l'aquarelle, entre autres techniques, à l'École des Beaux-Arts
Nicole a été choisie parmi une cinquantaine d'artiste pour
illustrer le Vieux-Québec, à l'occasion du congrès
international des psychiatres à l'automne 1985. Elle a également
gravé des scènes de Québec qui ont été
distribuées à chacun des participants d'un congrès
de la Merrill Lynch, au Château Frontenac de Québec.
Nicole Gagné Ouellet was born on August 13, 1946 in Victoriaville, in the heart of the Province of Quebec. She was initiated to traditional and contemporary art through engraving, oil and watercolours at the Quebec School of Fine Arts.
In 1966 and 1967, she participated in two group exhibits at the Musée du Québec and at Acedemie Saint-Louis in Quebec city. She then thaught visual arts for two years for the Quebec Catholic School Board.
In the autumn of 1970, Nicole took part in a six months study workshop in Europe, after
which she devoted herself to watercolors. Her works were shown in Quebec city's Rue du Trésor, a small picturesque alley of worlwide renown.
Since 1977, her etchings are distributed in several canadian cities such Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, as well in several U.S. cities.
From 1972, trips to Asia and the Middle East gave her opportunities to discover oriental art, traces of which can now be found in her works.
In 1977, Nicole settled in Portneuf county, a superb country area she particulary enjoys. The calm country life and harmony with nature provide her with the peace of mind she needs for her inspiration.
The work of Nicole Gagné Ouellet is brimming with poetry. The artist seizes images with intensity and conveys great sensitiveness to her visual interpretation.
In june 1983 , the works of Nicole Gagné Ouellet won her second prize in drawing over 600 artists at the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit in Greenwich Village, New York city. Some of her etchings are included in the exhibit souvenir book.
Nicole was choses out of 50 artists to illustrate Old Quebec city on the occasion of the international conference of psychiatrists in the autumn of 1985. Her etchings of Quebec city scenes were distributed to all participants at a Merryll Lynch Conference held in Quebec city's Château Frontenac.
In December 1986, she participated in the first international maniature exhibitat the Del Bello Gallery in Toronto.
One of etching illustrates the book cover of the litterary award for poetry, published in the context of the Quebec city International Book Show in 1987.