Danièle Désourdy was born on March 15, 1969, in Farnham, Quebec, Canada. Since childhood, she feels a deep attachment to nature and the animals that she learns to draw from observers. Art has always been present in her life; her mother was a painter recognized in Quebec and internationally.
It was at FACE (Fine Arts Core Education) in Montreal, an art school, that she completed her high school studies. She then obtained a Diploma of Collegial Studies in Visual Arts at Cégep du Vieux Montréal and worked on numerous artistic projects.
In 1997, Danièle Désourdy created her own company: Les Objets Caméléon. A variety of decorative objects made, painted by hand, and distributed in several retail outlets in Quebec.
From 2002 to 2015, she put her career on hold to devote herself to her four children. Over the following years, a series of events encouraged her to go back to basics: artistic creation.
Her passion for flora and fauna is more than ever at the heart of her artistic quest, which spurs her towards animal art. Birds or mammals, she exerts a precision and realism that leads us to believe that her subjects are alive.
Internationally, she accepted an invitation from the prestigious Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and exhibited at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris in 2018.
In 2019, 2020, she received the public’s favorite award twice; with the Association of Visual Arts Artists of Terrebonne and then in a competition exhibition at the Perkins Gallery. In 2020, she won second prize in the Quebec stamp competition, organized by the Quebec Wildlife Foundation.
At the start of 2021, she distinguished herself with the gold medal in the animal painter category at the International Prize for Art Professionals produced by Mondial Art Academia. Recently, the Camelback Gallery awarded her a bronze and silver prize for two other competitions.
It is in her studio in Saint-Basile-le-Grand, that Danièle Désourdy makes her works as a self-taught animal painter. Through her art, she shares with us the splendor and wisdom of animals.
<p>It is by admiring the beauty of nature that I realize its true value, but also, of its fragility. My mission is to transmit and share through my works, love, and deep respect for her.</p>
<p>Creation Danièle Désourdy, a decorative object manufacturing company in wood distributed throughout Quebec in gift shops.</p>
<p>(1997 to 2001)</p>
<p>2018 to date PROFESSIONAL CAREGIVER (private sector)</p>
<p>With the elderly and / or sick</p>
<p>1995 to 1997 ASSISTANT- ACCESSOIRIST</p>
<p>Production of sets for children’s shows</p>
<p>1990 to 1995 RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MANUFACTURING OF DECORS</p>
<p>For special events, Entreprise Création Oze, Laval, QC, CA</p>
<p>1988 College diploma (DEC), Visual art, Cegep du Vieux Montréal, QC, CA</p>
<p>2007 to 2009 Courses in acrylic painting, professor Jules Bouchard, Saint-Hubert, QC, CA</p>
<p>2019 Workshop on the technique of pastel (the portrait), professor Michel Raymond, Shefford, QC, CA</p>
<p>DD, PB / pb 2020 Artistic CV of Danièle Désourdy</p>
<p>2019 Exhibition, Roland-LeBlanc Library, Saint-Basile-le-Grand, QC, CA</p>
<p>2019 Exhibition, Tea room in the Mont-Saint-Bruno National Park of the old mill, (SEPAQ), Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC, CA</p>
<p>COLLECTIVES (with jury)</p>
<p>2020 Exhibition-competition, Circuit des arts de Danville affiliated with the Perkins gallery, QC, CA</p>
<p>2019 AAPARS Expo-concours, Center Marcel Dulude, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC, CA</p>
<p>2019 Exhibition of AAAVT members, association of visual artists from Terrebonne, Terrebonne, QC, CA</p>
<p>2019 Waterloo Symposium, L’art D’aimer, Waterloo, QC, CA</p>
<p>2018 AAPARS exhibition-competition, Center Marcel Dulude, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC, CA</p>
<p>2018 Exhibition of the Canadian delegation in Paris, Société Nationale des Beaux-arts (SNBA), Carrousel du Louvre, FR</p>
<p>EXHIBITIONS (without jury)</p>
<p>2020 Exhibition of the Circuit des arts de Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC, CA</p>
<p>2019 Group exhibition, Grande Allée vineyard, Saint-Hilaire, QC, CA</p>
<p>2019 Visual Arts Symposium, Bromont en Art, Bromont, QC, CA</p>
<p>2019 Exhibition of AAAVT members, association of visual artists from Terrebonne, at the Moulin Neuf, Île-des-Moulins, Vieux-Terrebonne, QC, CA</p>
<p>2020 Perkins Gallery, Danville, QC, CA</p>
<p>SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS</p>
<p>2020: 1st prize, Exhibition-competition, Danville arts circuit affiliated with the gallery Perkins, QC, CA</p>
<p>2020: 2nd of the gallerists’ prize, Exhibition-competition, Danville arts circuit affiliated with the Perkins Gallery, QC, CA</p>
<p>2020: Public’s Favorite Prize, Exhibition-competition, Affiliated Danville Arts Circuit with Perkins Gallery, QC, CA</p>
<p>2020: 2nd prize (ex aequo), Quebec Wildlife Conservation Stamp Competition</p>
<p>2019: People’s Favorite Prize, AAAVT Members’ Exhibition, Association of visual artists from Terrebonne, Terrebonne, QC, CA</p>
<p>2019: 3th prize offered by the caisse Desjardins, Waterloo Symposium, L’art D’aimer, Waterloo, QC, CA</p>
<p>2018: Honorary award in all categories, AAPARS Expo-concours, Saint-Bruno-deMontarville, QC, CA</p>
<p>PARTICIPATIONS AND REPRESENTATIONS</p>
<p>2019: Participation in the stamp competition for the Quebec Wildlife Foundation</p>
<p>1999: Commercial Arts Trade Fair representing the company Création Danièle Désourdy</p>
<p>2020: Member, Mondial Art Academia, https://www.mondialartacademia.com/index.php/fr/</p>
<p>2020: Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC, CA</p>
<p>2020: Member, Arts Sutton, QC, CA</p>
<p>2017: Associate member, Association of Affiliated Painters of the South Shore (AAPARS)</p>
I remember, as a child, the happiness I felt getting in touch with nature and watching animals. Attentive to the smallest details, I practiced drawing those animals. Today, for me, painting animal life is a form of meditation that always brings me a sense of peace, happiness and fulfillment.I was able to discover and evolve towards hyperrealism thanks to my meeting with Quebec artist Jules Bouchard. It is through this movement that my creative thirst and my gestures make sense. I thus plunge into the details of a fur dress, a scaly skin, singular forms of my subjects. My goal is to make them and their environment seem as life-like as possible.I use acrylic as a medium for its vibrant colors and because it dries rapidly. My technique consists in applying several successive layers in transparency, which brings about an effect of three-dimensional depth. Each scene painted on canvas originates from an image that touches me and appeals to me.I particularly like the theme of mothers with their little ones. These images are provided by talented photographers¹. When the opportunity arises, I photograph my subjects myself. It is by admiring the beauty of nature that I become aware of its true value, but also of its fragility.My mission is to share the deep love and respect I have for nature through my work.