Josée Perreault

Josée Perreault attained a bachelor's degree 
in Graphic Design at L'Université du Québec, in Montréal. 
Starting out as a free-lance illustrator, her experience and success
led her to establish her own studio in illustrative and 
graphic design in Montréal.

Won over by the watercolor medium, she began in 1988 to devote
more and more of her time to deepen her experience of that
technique into her personal work. She left the city and
moved to the country to benefit from a more natural 
inspiring setting which has become her main source of 
inspiration, giving a strong impression of magic in her paintings.

Her personnal approach to the aquarelle medium has 
developed into an exciting and unique artistic expression.

She has won several  distinctions including Fine Art grants from
the Ministère de la Culture du Québec and represented Canada 
at the Biennal Exhibition of the Paris Fine Arts Society in France.

Her painting have been part of many exhibitions all over America
and are in demand among collectors.

As Josée states:     "Among all media, I chose watermedia, 
especially watercolour.
Aquarelle is like poetry, because of its fluidity and
luminosity, it has no equal in its power to enchant,
to bring out dreams and touch the invisible.
Inspired by Nature, my aim is to give a strong impression
of magic in figurative paintings as well as
in abstract work."
Solo Exhibitions




  • «Carnets de Chine», Ars Longa gallery, Montreal
  • «The klongs of Bangkok», LaSalle Cultural Center
  • Recent work,  Cultural Centre of Drummondville

  • «Voyage au-delà des apparences» Cultural Center, Brossard and 
    J.-A.Bombardier Museum, Valcourt
    «The klongs of Bangkok», Art-Gallery Artazo, Sherbrooke

  •  « Transe-figuration », La Poudrière, Windsor
  • Aquarelle 97, Laurier Museum, Arthabaska
  •  « Un temps d’arrêt », Vaudreuil-Soulanges Museum, Vaudreuil
  • "Recent Works", Domaine Forget, St-Irénée
  • "Recent Works", Maison Antoine Lacombe, Joliette
  • “ Light, Textures et Transparency », L’Espace d’Hortense, St-Camille
  • "Recent Works", Art's Centre, Richmond
  •  « La beauté de la Petite Estrie », Touristic Kiosk, Danville
  • Scenes of Old-Asbestos, Place du Centre, Asbestos



Group Exhibitions




  •  Québec en Barcelona, Galerie Sala Barna, Barcelone, Espagne

  •  Les grands noms de l’Art figuratif, Société d’histoire de Beauport
     Reflet régional 2001, Musée Laurier, Victoriaville
    Frederick Amsden House, Stanstead
  • "Salon de la figuration 2000" of the IAF, Laurier Museum, Victoriaville
  • A Tribute to Rosa Bonheur, Maison des Arts de Laval
  • "Mur à Murs", Créatio Group, Orford Arts Centre
  • Frederick Amsden House, Stanstead
  • New Hampshire Institute of Arts Faculty Show, Manchester, N.H., USA
  • « Sans frontières », Franco-American Centre
  • Paradise City Art Festival,  Marlboro, Mass. USA 1997
  • "Rencontre VII", St-Jean-sur-Richelieu
  • Paradise City Art Festival, Northampton, Mass. USA
  • « Un printemps en Art », Vaudreuil Museum
  • Annual Salon, Atelier d’aquarelle Le Partage, Maison des Arts Laval
  • Society of Experimental Artists, Texas
  • « Un printemps en Art », Vaudreuil Museum
  • "Recent Works", Raymond, Chabot, Martin, Paré, Sherbrooke
  • Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor, Montréal
  • "Musée des Beaux -Arts" Sherbrooke
  • Laurier Museum, Arthabaska
  • Montreal International Trade Centre, Montréal
  • Canadian Watercolor Society, Montréal


Josée appeared 4 times at the exhibition
« Les Femmeuses »  in Longueuil, Quebec

She participed in symposiums such as "The Eastearn Townships Symposium of Arts", Orford (93-94), of La Mauricie in Shawinigan (95-96-2000), Baie-Comeau (97-98-99), Danville (99-2000) and l'Anse St-Jean (2000), all in the Province of Quebec.



Honors And Grants

  • "Mention of Excellence" by the Canadian Watecolour Association
  • "Grant in support of the Arts practice", Conseil des Arts  du Quebec 
  • Development Grant, from the "Conseil des Arts du Québec"
  • "Honors", The Artist’s magazine
  • Was chosen to honour Canada at "Le Salon Biennal de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts",  Paris, France
  • Voted "Public's Choice", Frederick Amsden House, Stanstead
  • Reward from the MRC, Symposium des Arts de la Rue de Danville
  • Voted "Public's choice", « Hommage à Rosa Bonheur », Galerie Sang Neuf Art, Palmarolle, Abitibi, Quebec
    "Golden first Prize" from the town  of Palmarolle, Abitibi, Quebec
  • "Special Mention", Symposium des arts de la rue de lle de la Madeleine

                    2001         Popular vote category first prize, Symposium des arts de la rue de Danville

                   2003          Popular vote category first prize, Symposium Poudre et Pinceau, Windsor
                                    President of Danville art symposium


              . Bronze Museum, Inverness - Loto-Québec  - J.M. Asbestos -Maison Antoine Lacombe  - Asbestos City Collection -  Baie-Comeau City Collection ? Domtar ?
J.A. Bombardier  Fondation ? Union Life Insurances


  • « Vivre en région,  un choix, un droit » (Live in Region, a choice, a right) CBC French (SRC) "Les Beaux-Dimanches" 
  • Magazin’Art, spring edition

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Last Update, march 19th, 2004