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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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What’s On Your Mind

24" x 24" / 61 x 61cm
Oil on Canvas

Emerald City

24" x 24" / 61 x 61cm
Oil on Canvas

Starla

30" x 30" / 76.2 x 76.2cm
Oil on Canvas Mounted on Wood

SOLD

A Sparrow is a Songbird

18" x 18" / 45.7 x 45.7cm
Oil on Birch Panel

Assumption of a Woman

51.5" x 41" / 130.8 x 104.1cm
Oil on Linen

Winter

Oi on Linen

Aurora

12" x 12" / 30.5 x 30.5cm
Oil on Board

Rising

12" x 12" / 30.5 x 30.5cm
Oil on Canvas Mounted on Wood

The Presentation

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

Royale’s Concerto

30" x 40" / 76.2 x 101.6cm
Oil on Canvas

Girl with the Tattoo

27.62" x 19.75" / 70.2 x 50.2cm
Oil on Canvas

Medusa

23.62" / 60cm Oil on Canvas

The Great Wave

31.5" x 21.75" / 80 x 55.2cm
Oil on Canvas

Reformation

36" x 60" / 91.4 x 152.4cm
Oil on Canvas

Columba

16" x 12" / 40.6 x 30.5cm
Oil on Aluminum

Mercuralia

15.5" x 15.5" / 39.4 x 39.4cm
Oil on Aluminum

SOLD

Reunion – Limited Edition Signed Print

36 x 36" | 91.4 x 91.4cm

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Saboteur

40" x 30" / 101.6 x 76.2cm
Oil on Canvas

The Harvest

46" x 27" / 116.8 x 68.6cm
Oil on Linen

Lissome

39.25" x 49.16" / 99.7 x 124.9cm
Oil on Board

Kimura

49" x 39" / 124.5 x 99.1cm
Oil on Board

Hypnosis

13" x 20" / 33 x 50.8cm
Colored Pencil on Bristol Board

Solstice

29" x 22" / 73.7 x 55.9cm
Colored Pencil on Bristol board

Blast Over No. 2

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

34 (Self Portrait)

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

Versus

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

Blast Over

30" x 24" / 76.2 x 61cm
Oil on Canvas

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