Lucie Bilodeau was born in Montreal, Canada, in May 1967. After spending 28 years living in the United States, she moved back to Canada in 2020. She has been making a living as a professional artist since 1993.
As a child, as soon as she was able to hold a pencil, she spent a good amount of her time drawing. She expressed her first serious interest in art when she was seven years old. When she was 14 years old she studied at Mission: Renaissance School in Montreal, Canada. She took courses that taught her traditional fine art skills, including an in-depth study of the masters: Rembrandt, Monet, Manet, Cézanne, Fantin Latour, and others.
“Since many of us have a very busy and often stressful life, it is important for me to bring the calming and rejuvenating effect of nature into people’s lives through my artwork.”
Many of Ms. Bilodeau’s works can be found in corporations and private collections around the globe, including England, France, Russia, Germany, Japan, Australia, United States and Canada.
“I truly hope that, in some way, my artwork contributes to the world I envision. I stand for a world without wars. A world where honest people can prosper and flourish. Where we care, love and respect each other, as well as the other life forms on this planet.”
“I want us to live in harmony with nature.”
The artist grew up with different animals as pets and a big wild field as her playground. Both of these contributed to the strong affinity she has for nature. “Nature’s beauty is an endless source of inspiration for the creation of my artwork.”
Things that ignite her creativity have ranged from her trips to Montana, her photo safari in Africa, her visits to zoos, butterfly farms, and the times she spends with her two cats, and even flowers and wildlife in her backyard. To transport the viewers to peaceful places, New England and parts of her native Canada are often inspirations for her landscape and seascape paintings. The artist’s fantasy and spiritual paintings come from her vibrant imagination and the beauty of her models, which are often relatives and friends.