Islabelle Miltioux – Rigaud, Québec, Canada
I paint my personal universe which has inhabited my soul since the dawn of time. My creations manifest themselves mainly through the inspiration that I derive from music which harmoniously unleashes and defines my imagination. My heart is a planet from which my familiar ideas come to life through my various encounters, my collection of memories, a great admiration and wonder for my musical muses, the unusual beauty in life and the brave hearted creatures of this world or otherwise.
I assimilate all of the elements that leave an impression on me and eventually take residence within me; I then transform them into fabulous landscapes inhabited by celestial characters that represent togetherness, freedom, sincerity and solidarity. Each of my mythical works conveys stories in which strong ties are solidified and my inspirational characters are guarded by protective beings. Through my art, I build welcoming and safe places and timeless refuge for dreamers.
The various media that I use are my creative allies; Acrylic, charcoal, and dry pastel merge together to create symbolic landmarks scintillating with vibrant colors. I also incorporate in my paintings on canvas or wood, collages of recycled matter, textiles, paper as well as pyrography. I like to create, develop and explore my own methods freely and without constraints. My mission as an artist is to build bridges between my artwork’s universe and the viewer’s, inviting reflection, comfort and revelation.