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Danièle Désourdy

Danièle Désourdy was born on March 15, 1969 in Farnham, Quebec, Canada. From her childhood, she has experienced a deep attachment to nature and animals, which she learned to draw by observing them. Art has always been present in her life; her mother was a painter recognized in Quebec and internationally.

 

It was at the FACE school (Fine Arts Core Education) in Montreal, a school with an artistic vocation, that she completed her secondary studies. She then obtained a Diploma of Collegial Studies in Visual Arts at the Cégep du Vieux Montréal and worked on numerous artistic projects.

 

In 1997, Danièle Désourdy created her own company: Les Objets Caméléon. A variety of decorative objects, made and painted by hand, are distributed in several retail stores in Quebec.

 

From 2002 to 2015, she put her career on hold in order to devote herself to her four children. Over the following years, a series of significant events prompted her to return to her roots: artistic creation.

 

Her passion for fauna and flora is more than ever at the heart of her artistic quest, which encourages her towards animal art. Birds or mammals, she exerts a precision and a realism that leads us to believe that her subjects are alive.

 

Internationally, she accepted an invitation from the prestigious Société National des Beaux-Arts and exhibited at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris in 2018.

 

In 2019, 2020, she received the public's favorite award twice, with the association of artists in visual arts of Terrebonne and then during a competition exhibition at La Galerie Perkins. In 2020, she won second prize in the Quebec stamp competition, organized by the Quebec Wildlife Foundation.

 

At the beginning of 2021, she distinguished herself with the gold medal in the animal painter category at the International Prize for Art Professionals organized by Mondial Art Academia. Recently, the Camelback Gallery awarded her a bronze and silver prize for two other competitions.

 

It is in her studio in Saint-Basile-le-Grand that Danièle Désourdy produces her works as a self-taught animal painter. Through her art, she shares with us the splendor and wisdom of animals.