Madeleine Lamont received her BFA Degree from York University, Toronto and Commercial Art and Design diploma from Algonquin College, Ottawa. From her Toronto studio, Madeleine Lamont creates paintings inspired by the illustrative records of Dutch botanical manuscripts. The resulting oil paintings on mylar and canvas capture joy, colour, and growth alongside notions of loss and decay.
Madeleine has exhibited her work in museums and galleries both Nationally and Internationally and has been the recipient of grants and awards, from the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Arts Council. She has received public commissions from the Art On Public Lands, Visual Arts Centre of Clarington and the Koffler Gallery in Toronto. Her work is in numerous private and public collections. Most notably her painting Standing Bear, from the Night Elegy exhibition, Christine Klassen Gallery, 2015, was purchased by the Government of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs to be installed in the New Nato Chancery Building in Brussels Belgium.
“I first conceived of my botanical series in 2004, it stemmed from an interest in seventeenth-century European still life painting. My early intention for this work was not to simply mimic the realism, symbolism and illusionist methods that were the major proponent of the Dutch still life masters but to use them as a place of departure in order to create my own more personal raison d’etre.”
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