Meet Rosalie Taillefer-Simard, one of our Boisbriand DeSerres experts. One glance at her works of art—each more colourful than the last—will instantly leave you feeling energized. Discover an artist who is as versatile as she is talented!
Her journeyRosalie has a degree in Visual and Media Arts from UQAM. As the daughter of artistic parents, she was initiated to art at a very young age. Painter, dancer, lecturer, actress, animator: Rosalie wears many creative hats.
Born profoundly deaf, Rosalie’s eyesight plays an essential role during her creative process: “My hearing is less developed, so my eyesight is very important to me. That’s why I love very bright, lively colours that catch the eye. I believe colours speak—some blend together perfectly, some don’t blend at all like opposing magnets, and some are neutral. It’s like the energy you feel with different people. Therefore, my colour choice (luminosity, hue and brightness level) helps me convey my emotions. I often say that; I like to play with colour harmony.”
When starting a new work of art, Rosalie always removes her cochlear implant so that she can paint in silence and fully focus on what she’s feeling and creating. As with many artists, art allows Rosalie to express her emotions: “My goal is to express emotions and bring people into different worlds. I’m particularly interested in stage design and scenography because of the wide range of possibilities they offer. Painting is also a way for me to convey emotions. I create consciously; I like to explore the imaginary, but I’m realistic. When my subject is representative, I want people to understand my composition. My goal is to achieve realism in what can be imaginary or abstract. My art isn’t provocative. I don’t try to shock people, but I let my senses guide me. I want to share my emotions without being a moralist.”