The Artist

from the artist

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My life has been dedicated to Arts in many forms.  As a young woman, I enjoyed writing poetry in both English and French. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Montreal, I continued on to get my Masters in Education.  Although I longed to immerse myself in art, I found myself instead in “the real world” where I worked at various corporations in Human Resource Management for over 25 years. It was during that time that I created a program called Brain Compatible™ Leadership, originally developed for a doctorate and presented to 122 organizations nationwide.  The program will be at one point available as book – compares Lao Tzu versus Napoleon.  It explores how the reptilian brain motivates us in the workplace and teaches the art of leading by allowing rather than controlling.  Although Brain Compatible™ Leadership isn’t a sculpture, painting or poetry, I consider it one of my best works of art. 

Yet my yearning for the creative arts never diminished.  Even while going to school, maintaining a full time job, a marriage and raising a beautiful daughter, I found a way to carve out just a bit of time to stay connected to my art.  These past fives years, however, I have been able to fully dedicate myself to my passion:  Painting.  I thought moving back to Montreal meant that I was coming home; but really, it’s the empty canvas that has finally allowed me to come home to myself.