Q1. Why are your paintings mostly in black and white?
I paint in black and white so I can focus on what is essential. My work is minimalist. I don’t want the observer’s eye to be distracted by colour.
Q2. Why is the background for your works always white?
My aim is to engage the observer’s imagination; a white background allows the subject of the work to be situated in the space by the observers themselves. We all have different life experiences. Every individual who looks at my paintings will not necessarily imagine the same scene because the white background represents as many possibilities as there are observers.
Q3. Where does your inspiration come from?
My paintings represent scenes from life, a single instant in the day.
Q4. Do you work with high quality products?
Definitely. A) The paper is acid-free so the whites will be preserved better. B) The medium (acrylic and/or oil) is professional grade to ensure better colour pigment.
For me, it’s very important that my clients be happy and remain satisfied with their purchase for a long… very long time.
Q5. I’d like to see more of your artistic works. Where are you exhibited?
You can see my works when I participate in various international exhibitions and/or shows or you can come and see me at my studio in Montreal.
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Q6. What are the prices of your works?
To find out more, please email me by using the “Interested by this artwork?” link displayed when you hover the cursor over the work that interests you.
Q7. What sets you apart from other artists?
I’m known for my creativity and originality. On my website, you’ll see different types of paintings that are each inventive in their own way. I have painted on geofilm and paper and done cylindrical boards (glass cylinders), sculpture boards (multiple sheets of Plexiglas set on a wood base), pivoting boards, miniature boards (the smallest is only 1 square centimetre) and jewelboards.
Q8. Why should I buy a “D’Amours”?
You should only consider buying one of my works if it creates an emotion in you.
Q9. Have you won any international awards?
My reputation now reaches beyond Canada. In particular, my work was recognized in December 2010 at the annual show organized by the Société nationale des Beaux-Arts (SNBA) in Paris where I received a special award of honour.
Q10. Is it possible to have a painting shipped to me?
Certainly. All you have to do is email me by using the “Interested by this artwork?” ” link displayed when you hover the cursor over the work that interests you. I will contact you via email to indicate the shipping costs, shipping company, and delivery schedule. Once I have received payment in full (painting plus shipping), the painting will be sent to you. You are responsible for checking that the shipment has arrived in good shape and, if necessary, notifying the shipping company in writing if there is any damage that may require compensation.
Q11. Can I send you back a painting that was shipped to me?
Yes, as long as you respect these conditions:
- Maximum 7 days after the date you received the painting
- No damage to the painting
- You have to cover the return shipping costs and use the same shipping company
- 15% of the painting’s price will be retained by the artist to cover administration costs
If all those conditions are met, I will send you a cheque for the price of the work less 15%.
Q12. Can I pay with a credit card?
Yes. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards are accepted.
Q13. Is the cost of a work of art tax-deductible?
Yes. Under Quebec legislation, an individual or corporate entity that operates a business and purchases a work of art created by a Canadian citizen or resident to exhibit it in its place of business can deduct the amortization of 33 1/3% (Quebec income taxes) and 20% (federal income taxes) of the acquisition cost of the work on an annual basis.
N.B.This information is provided as an indication only and is not exhaustive. You should consult a tax specialist about the tax criteria and rules that may apply in various situations.
Q14. Can I commission an original work by you?
If you propose a theme or subject by sending me an email, I would be pleased to discuss it. After reaching an agreement, I would draw a draft of the painting and submit it to you for approval.
Q15. Do you give interviews?
Yes. Simply send me your request by going to my website’s “Contact” tab. I will then get in touch with you to set a date for an interview.
Q16. Who took the photos for your website?
My photographer is Madone D’Amours. You can contact her by phone at 819-847-0259 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q17. What happens if an image of one of your works is used without your written consent?
Anyone who copies, reproduces or publicly displays an image of any of my works without obtaining my written consent is committing copyright infringement and is subject to legal proceedings.
Copyright is the exclusive legal right to produce, reproduce, publish or perform an original literary, artistic, dramatic or musical work. The creator of the work is the owner of the work’s copyright.
Every original work is automatically protected by copyright as soon as it is created.
It is important to note that the creator of the work remains the owner of the copyright even after the work has been sold, except in the case where the creator’s rights have been assigned to the buyer in writing.