Sylvie Pinard



Female francophone artist living in Calgary, Alberta. Artist that like nature, science, colors. Exploring is an important part for creating.

Sylvie Pinard 

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle

My paintings are an invitation to a colourful world seen through my eyes as an artist and geologist.

I was born and raised in Montreal and was always fascinated with colors and the beautiful world of art and design. At a very young age I started dabbling in charcoal drawing, oil painting and mosaics. As Georgia O’Keeffe said: “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” I consider myself an artist who tries to express my appreciation of life with those two main elements of visual art language.  I feel happy when I am able to depict serenity through my artworks using different media and colors.

Moreover, my fascination or obsession with colors guided me towards oil painting and I started discovering the pleasure of applying colors to create my own images of the world. My work tends to focus less on the practicality of color and more on the use of color to create a mood. I love to recreate time capsules of beautiful environments or to create an imaginary world that breaks away from the chaos of reality, providing solace from the stress of everyday life. The most important elements of my visual language – colors and shapes – and my love for them is always reflected in all my creations. I have always endeavoured to learn and develop the need to understand the visual world of art.