The artist hiking in Loën in Norway
The artist at work in her studio
As a self-taught artist, and working full time at her art since 2016, Diane Houde considers herself a human being who evolves in life as she improves her art.
She enjoys using the mediums of oil or acrylic, and at times, will use both in her artwork. Diane is constantly searching for excellence in colour and artistic expression.
She is passionate about huge canvasses as they allow her all the space and freedom she needs. Her subjects are diversified, but are born mostly from a need to expose her personal values and spiritual ideals. From her point of view, colour holds this amazing capacity to create worlds of depth and light.
“It is by the personal search of the accurate colour and the true worth of unique atmospheres and scenes, that environments are created for others to contemplate and connect emotionally. Often enough the space of light or shade between colours will bring balance to the whole scene.” diane houde
Diane Houde is member of the Cercle des Artistes-peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec, member of ARTTRAM City of Mount-Royal, member of the Artistes des Lacs collective and member of the Maison des Arts Saint-Faustin.
The artist is participating and donating an artwork worth 495$ to help collect funds for Centraide, at the SGPI Auction of the Artists, on November 18, 2021, situated in Old Montreal.
Exhibit "Oser le rouge " (Dare red) at the Galerie mp trèsArt, from October 1 to December 31, 2021, located at 220 l'Hotel-de-Ville, Durham-south, Qc J0H 2C0, Presenting Amitiés et Jalousie" (Friendship and Jealousy).
The artist is participating in the 51st international exhibit and prestigious contest of CAPSQ, 2-8 September 2021, at the l'Église de la Madeleine, XVIIIe century, salle Royale, Paris, France. Presenting Force and Courage .
In collaboration with La Maison des Arts de St-Faustin , Diane is participating in the 24 th edition annual contest, under the theme: Mouvance, (Movement) from 10 July to 11 September 2021. The artwork "Si fragile" (so fragile) is competing !
For the second consecutive year, the artist is participating in the DADA exhibit with La Maison des Arts St-Faustin, May 1- 3 July, 2021. The exhibit gathers more than 38 artists, sculptors , collagists, graphistes, artisans, engineers, cabinet makers, and more. the artist is presenting "Le culte" (The Cult).
ARTTRAM.org presents the large size canvas virtual exhibit , from May 1-31, 2021. The artwork "Les Vagues" ( Waves) is being shown.
Solo exhibit of " Passions vives" ( Vivid Passions) at Campeau, Vinet, Gauthier Comptables Professionnels Agrées au 1711 Boulevard des Laurentides, H7M 2P5 Laval Québec, October 2019 - June 2021.
"Artist of the week", in THE POST of Town of Mont Royal March 24 -31 mars 2021 showing the artwork "Attitudes intérieures 5 " ( Interior Attitudes 5).
Exhibiting the collection "Influence aborigène", (Aboriginal Influence) at the Palais des Congrès, (Convention Center) 5 th floor, 1001 Place Jean-Paul Riopelle, on until summer 2021 .
Visit the "Salon virtuel" (virtual showroom ) on the web site of ARTTRAM, arttram.org, from the comfort of your home on until December 2021 . Discover four of her artwork from the " Conscience éveillée" (Awakened Consciousness) collection".
On April 20, 2019, during the International Gala for Visual Arts, Light and Sound, and 34th Annual Contest, Diane was honoured with the bronze medal for her distinctive style, with special mention for originality.
The Cercle des Artistes-peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec." recognized the technical and aesthetic value of her painting " Art in the heart of the community" from the Aboriginal Influence collection.
In September 2019, during the 50th International exhibit and prestigious contest, in collaboration between CAPSQ – France, held at the Abbaye de Fontedouce in Charente-Maritime, Diane Houde was awarded the gold medal for originality, and the aesthetic and technical values of her artwork The Inevitable Changes 6 , part of the collection Dévoilement/Unveiling.