Ces 2 artistes de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce visent à soutenir et faire briller les artistes de la communauté. / 2 proud NDG artists supporting and bringing together local artists and community.

Michael Clague  is a painter and print maker who has been painting professionally for many years.  "Images and themes come to me slowly in my mind before I attempt to execute them. Often I have a clear definition of what I want to do but then something happens along the way that changes everything and this is where I let my intuition to take hold. I have my own voice with my work doesn't follow any trends or styles over the many years of painting I have developed a style of my own that is personal in nature and hopefully my work will be well received by my peers and public."    Most recently was featured on the Winter 2018 issue of OpenMinds Quarterly.

Michael Clague is a painter and print maker who has been painting professionally for many years.
"Images and themes come to me slowly in my mind before I attempt to execute them. Often I have a clear definition of what I want to do but then something happens along the way that changes everything and this is where I let my intuition to take hold. I have my own voice with my work doesn't follow any trends or styles over the many years of painting I have developed a style of my own that is personal in nature and hopefully my work will be well received by my peers and public."

Most recently was featured on the Winter 2018 issue of OpenMinds Quarterly.

Helene Mayer  works primarily with watercolors, but also uses casein, and acrylic paints. " Making art is, for me, a deeply spiritual practice, which requires a visceral connection to all living things. It is a sort of thesaurus of moods. Deciding what to paint doesn’t often seem like it’s up to me at all. Something will catch my attention, a sound, an image, or even the wind, and I’m off. I often feel compelled to paint a subject countless times until the impulse stops…as mysteriously as it started. Though many of my landscape paintings are entirely imagined, I study a subject intensely before it is manifested. Creating art makes me feel good, and hopefully that generosity spills onto those I interact with. My work instills calm and joy, which is exactly my goal. The world has enough ugliness and suffering, and my purpose is to soothe rather than provoke."

Helene Mayer works primarily with watercolors, but also uses casein, and acrylic paints. "Making art is, for me, a deeply spiritual practice, which requires a visceral connection to all living things. It is a sort of thesaurus of moods. Deciding what to paint doesn’t often seem like it’s up to me at all. Something will catch my attention, a sound, an image, or even the wind, and I’m off. I often feel compelled to paint a subject countless times until the impulse stops…as mysteriously as it started. Though many of my landscape paintings are entirely imagined, I study a subject intensely before it is manifested. Creating art makes me feel good, and hopefully that generosity spills onto those I interact with. My work instills calm and joy, which is exactly my goal. The world has enough ugliness and suffering, and my purpose is to soothe rather than provoke."