art & life

This section comes from my heart. It is at once and ode to the art of everyday living, a praise of ordinariness,what caught my attention, food for thought, images of my observations from nature which is for me an inestimable teacher. It is also nourished  by ideas and ways of seeing, favored excerpts collected from my readings. This section is to share. I have no agenda other than sharing what resonate on the sinuous path of inner quest and transformation.


collagraphy workshop with Michel Dupont

At the beginning of November, I had the great pleasure of participating in a two days printmaking workshop offered by Michel Dupont. Lucie Champoux, Marie-Hélène Gaboury et Natalie Veilleux and I went to his studio in Frelishburg. Michel is a self-taugh printmaker and painter with many years of experience and a solid savoir-faire.  What a nice treat!

I would like to thank CUPFA, Concordia University part-time Faculty Association,  for their financial support.


summer workshop at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts


Last summer, I had the great privilege of attending the Haystack Mountain School of Craft in coastal Maine for a three weeks period. First there was a three day summer conference:Craft Thinking: Ideas on Making, Materials, and Creative Process, featured presenters who came from a variety of creative disciplines in art, design, and science. The focus was on how we think through craft and how creative processes and materials inform the work that we make. Craft is a place where… Continue reading

Light and Landcape CUPFA Micro talks


Méditations su l’eau

Méditations su l’eau



2e edition of the project « Regards croisés »

a meeting place between art therapy participants and artists from Brome Missisquoi.

Exhibition from May 5 to May 26 2013.

Opening Sunday May 5 at 2:00 

Centre d’art de Frelighsburg : 1, place de l’Hôtel de ville

 “Regards croisés” is a project connecting the work of spontaneous artists taking part in art therapy sessions at Le Phare, a mental health resource from the region,  and artists living in the same region.

The exhibition is part of the National Mental Health Week and the international year of the water (UNESCO)

Artistes spontanés: Marie-Hélène, Sonia, Danielle, Johanne, Francine, Yoland, Serge, Guylaine, Josée, Linda, Elyse,… Continue reading

L’homme qui coupait des arbres


As you might already know, my son Zacharie Potvin Williams is part of a contest organized by the National Gallery of Canada. This is a friendly  invitation to vote before May 5 (if you belong to Facebook) and for you to spread the word. Zacharie did a Chinese ink drawing on the problematic of deforestation. He is in 17th position right now. So close to his goal!

The 12 artworks with the most votes will be displayed at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa,from June 10 to July 5, 2013.  A jury of experts will come to the Gallery to select the top three winners. 

 Go to:… Continue reading

Atelier de monotype avec Jacinthe Tétrault

Le 19 janvier j’ai eu le grand plaisir de participer à un atelier de monotype avec Jacinthe Tétrault à l’atelier galerie Alain Piroir. Jacinthe nous a proposé une suite de petits exercices pour explorer les possibilités de cette technique de gravure. Nous avons d’abord utilisé la presse Dumouchel pour imprimer nos estampes. Éventuellement, Jacinthe nous a montré une technique d’impression manuelle. C’est un univers fascinant à découvrir et Jacinthe a mené son atelier de main de maîtresse. J’ai aussi eu la joie de… Continue reading

Guérisons exploration littéraire et visuelle


Galerie Rouge art contemporain présente l’exposition GUÉRISONS : exploration littéraire et visuelle
Cowansville, le 14 octobre 2013 – Du 27 octobre au 1er décembre,

Galerie Rouge art contemporain invite le public à venir découvrir l’exposition GUÉRISONS: exploration littéraire et visuelle regroupant 4 duos d’écrivains et d’artistes visuels qui ont exploré, par le biais de leur medium artistique, ce thème si fécond qu’est la guérison.


Qu’il s’agisse de la guérison du corps, de l’âme ou de la nature, la guérison est une source d’inspiration féconde. Vécue telle une promesse de vie ou comme une étape pendant laquelle l’être humain se voit sous un jour autre, la guérison offre une vision riche en perspectives à celui ou celle qui crée.… Continue reading


Je monotype et other workshops with Jacinthe Tétrault


My colleague Jacinthe Tétrault is offering hands on printmaking workshops this winter. They will be held at Atelier galerie Alain Piroir in Montréal. I had the privilege to work with Jacinthe in the past. She is a passionate artist, an imprimeure extraordinaire and a generous and caring teacher. I invite you to visit her website for details of these workshops.

For my part, I will follow her monotype workshops on January 19 and one on using water based inks on… Continue reading