Louise Daoust

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Louise Daoust

United States

Louise Daoust studied with local artists around Buffalo, New York and was quickly introduced to the “trompe l’oeil” teachings of John Yerger.

Daoust later enrolled at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto. Their teachings, based on the techniques of the old masters, provided her with the classical drawing and painting skills she needed to express abstractions and impressions into the crisp touch of reality.


“My medium of choice is oil paint. I like the texture, the smell, and how every colour in my world is now described using the name on the tube of paint. What fascinates me the most about painting is the problem solving process that takes place with each brush stoke. I find that I am retracing the steps of countless masters before me and I feel privileged to be able to experience the thought process that they went through.”


“My paintings are quirky. I like to paint inanimate objects and put them in relation to each other to evoke an emotional response.  I want my viewers to feel amused, puzzled, and intrigued by my work.“


 Louise Daoust has now moved back to Canada where she is happy to renew with her culture and the snowy landscapes of the Eastern Townships.

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