Although she’d always had an attachment to water, it had never translated to the paintbrush, choosing instead to focus on figurative art.
Her ability to capture the push and pull of the high seas seems like it would take a lifetime to perfect, but she did it in less than a decade.
“It wasn’t a conscious change. I didn’t realize it was happening,” she says of the switch in subjects. “It’s such a powerful thing. It changes from second to second,” she says of water, adding that it’s ancient while fragile.
CBC Information Morning is now recognizing her talent for their 2015 Sharing The View Calendar, their fifth and final version of the project.
Out of 112 submissions, Ouellette was one of four marquee artists chosen to paint an image of Nova Scotia realism that could be photographed for a calendar and auctioned off with proceeds going to Feed Nova Scotia.
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