(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
POIRIER, CARMEN_ " FLOW & GLOW"_ "Dans la ZONE" (11"×14")
POIRIER, CARMEN_"SUNBURST HEIGHTS"_ "Les MONTAGNES ENSOLEILLÉES" (15"×30)
POIRIER, CARMEN_ "MOONSHINE TRAIL"_ 'Sentier lunaire" (11"×14")
POIRIER, CARMEN_"TIME to RELAX" " Un moment dans le présent" (11"×14")
POIRIER, CARMEN_"OCEAN VIEWPOINT of the RAIN SCULPTURED side face of the PURPLISH MOUNTAINS" (11"×14")
Born in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, Carmen Lorraine Poirier, enjoyed country freedom where she learned the values of goal setting, hard work and perseverance. As a High school Ontario Scholar, grants allowed her to purse her studies at Ottawa University where she studied : maths, physics and languages. She later specialized in Psychology ( B.A. concentration) and Education (B.A.Ed.) and later worked in Don Mills, Toronto as an interpreter and translator ( English-French). During summers in Ottawa, she was mentored by international instructors from the International Summer Institute. Certified in Brain Gym, Carmen Lorraine integrated these techniques as a PhysEd instructor (12 yrs). Engish Specialist (10 yrs) & French teacher (7 yrs). Carmen Lorraine later transferred her passion for Education to the Arts.
Inspired by the awesome beauty of country landscapes Carmen paints mostly mountains & sandy beaches. Using acrylic paints, she selects soothing & complimentary colors along with natural textures such as beach sand to add realism. Prior & during the process of painting, she does brain gym exercises & listens to a variety of binaural brain music integration in order to access the present moment & experience the “artistic flow” which creates the ‘photographic effect’ in her paintings. Why does she paint sandy beaches? Simply because it is Carmen’s favorite summer pastime. Why does she paint mountains? For Carmen Lorraine, mountains symbolize life long goals & life long learning. Why do I paint the way I paint? I use techniques that help me achieve the best results in the least amount of time. My learned motto: Work smarter instead of harder.