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Odile Richer

Museum technician and self-taught painter Odile Richer perfected her approach at the Saidye Bronfman School in Montreal and at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto. The artist uses portraiture to recreate the sensual refinement of the subjects that surround her: fabrics, jewelry, and antique objects. The uniqueness of the subjects she depicts and her treatment of natural light evoke the work of the 17th century Flemish painters.

Photography serves as the starting point for the compositions that become her subjects. Her work expresses the beauty that emanates from a moment captured and immortalized in painting: the light — frozen yet ever-changing — that shines without shining and the radiance that draws in the observer and leads them to reverie. It is in this manner that she conveys, for example, the delicateness, sensuality, and softness of a scarf, rather than the scarf itself. This strong and versatile approach allows Odile Richer to create pieces that are at once classic and resolutely contemporary.

Painting is essentially a pretext for rendering the sparkle of a jewel, the texture of a lock of hair, the light’s reflection on the folds of a fabric, the transparency of a veil…

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Shadow of the Seventh

32" x 32" / 81.3 x 81.3cm
Oil on Aluminum Panel

Hope and Reckoning

28" x 40" / 71.1 x 101.6cm
Oil on Aluminum Panel

Aurelia’s Relic

36" x 24" / 91.4 x 61cm
Oil on Aluminum Panel

King Neto

20" x 16" / 50.8 x 40.6cm
Oil on Panel

With or Without II

48" x 48" / 121.9 x 121.9cm
Oil on Canvas

Man with a Golden Mustache

14" x 11" / 35.6 x 27.9cm
Oil on Panel

Red

10" x 8" / 25.4 x 20.3cm
Oil on Panel

T.H.O.T. (That Hoe Over There)

24" x 36" / 61 x 91.4cm
Oil on Linen

El Nanego

23" x 17" / 58.4 x 43.2cm
Oil on Linen

Iyawo

22.7" x 16" / 57.7 x 40.6cm
Oil on Linen

The Abduction

84" x 78" / 213.4 x 198.1cm
Oil on Linen

The Daughters of Atlantis: The Decompression Chamber

52" x 42" / 132.1 x 106.7cm
Oil and Beeswax on Canvas

Vitality

26" x 22" / 66 x 55.9cm
Oil and Beeswax on Canvas

A Fine Flutter

16" x 20" / 40.6 x 50.8cm
Oil on Aluminum

Power

82" x 74" / 208.3 x 188cm
Oil on Linen

Draw the Line

48" x 36" / 121.9 x 91.4cm
Oil on Canvas

Whispered

15.5" x 11.75" / 39.4 x 29.8cm
Oil on Board

Lithe

19.5" x 15.5" / 49.5 x 39.4cm
Oil on Board

Feel Her Own Shadow

19.5" x 15.5" / 49.5 x 39.4cm
Oil on Board

Chrysalis

17.25" x 11.75" / 43.8 x 29.8cm
Oil on Board

By Her Side

15.5" x 11.75" / 39.4 x 29.8cm
Oil on Board

Bloom

45.25" x 35.25" / 114.9 x 89.5cm
Oil on Board

Summer

7.75" x 9.75" / 19.7 x 24.8cm
Acrylic on Wood

Little Hero

11.75" x 9" / 29.8 x 22.9cm
Acrylic on Wood

Ghost Fugue

18" x 18" / 45.7 x 45.7cm
Oil and 24K Gold Leaf on Birch Panel

Fives

36" x 36" / 91.4 x 91.4cm
Oil on Linen

Warrior of Peace

40" x 40" / 101.6 x 101.6cm
Oil on Canvas

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