E. M. Annette Courtemanche

Artist statement

Annette’s art journey is lifelong and continuously evolving. She continues to push the boundaries as her art tries to negotiate what occupies the space around us and how we perceive those spaces. She is inspired by nature and water surfaces in her work repeatedly.  She grew up on an island surrounded by water and after moving to Canada at a young age she discovered a beautiful landscape filled with beautiful lakes and surrounded by oceans.

She combines representational and abstract to create lyrical landscapes that evoke emotions and attachments, and while nature is ever present in my work, the work remains abstract, relying on the viewer to make a connection.
Like the world around us, perfection is not the key focus behind her art but the beauty of not knowing the finale outcome is what inspires her. Bold abstract compositions are created organically in abstract expressionism, she approaches each piece of work with a palette of colours, and a feeling that wants to be expanded upon and when she paints it touches the deepest part of her soul.
Annette E M Courtemanche is an artist who lives and works in Toronto, Canada. She studied at the University of Toronto. Member of the Christie Pit Artist Group and the Federation of Canadian Artist.


2021 Ideas Incorporated, Christie Pit Artist Group Show
2020 Roaring Art Gallery, Virtual (Hear Us Roar & Powerful Little Things)
2019 Toronto Public Library, Bloor and Gladstone Branch

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  • A desired composition

  • California dreaming l

  • Contrasting feelings

  • Daydreaming

  • Lyrical landscape

  • Memories of the Bruce Trail ll

  • Unfolding outside