“What interests me is colour’s ability to evoke memories, feelings, and worlds. I’ve noticed for example that my colour choices change according to the seasons, if I travel, and my state of mind. I try to express, with sensitivity and reflection, the complex spectrum of feelings and thoughts I have, using combinations of colours informed from my sensory experiences“
Natalie Légère was born in Moncton, New-Brunswick, Canada. She received a BA in Fine Art, French Literature, and Creative Expression from the Université de Moncton in 2008, and later completed additional credits in Art History, Drawing, Photography, and Sculpture. Légère’s recent solo exhibitions include Grassroots Gallery, Fredericton, NB, Assumption Gallery, Moncton, NB, and Galerie 12, Moncton, NB. Her recent group exhibitions include Third Space Gallery, Saint-John, NB, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, NB, and Sunbury Shores, Saint-Andrew’s, NB. In 2021, Légère started attending Plein Air Festivals such as Hom’Art, Shediac, NB (twice), Paint Peggy’s Cove, Peggy’s Cove, NS, Ecology Interrupts Me (in 2021) and Ecology Inspires Me (in 2022), Sunbury Shores, Saint-Andrews NB. She was Artist in Residence at Connexion ARC, Fredericton, NB in 2021 which was followed by an exhibition at Galerie 12, Moncton, NB. Legere made a series of Plein Air Painting videos and landscape paintings of the Wolastoq River, in 2020, and, in 2019, she was selected for Genie Arts, Naked State, and gave workshops in her Gallery and Studio. She is involved with professional artists’ associations and artist run centres, and has benefited from many continuing education opportunities, including Catapult in 2018, and mentorships. She is currently painting a survey of North-American owls in preparation for exhibitions at Galerie Marie-Hélène Alain, Bouctouche, NB, and The Saint-John Arts Center, Saint-John, NB. She lives in Woodstock First Nation, NB, and has a studio at The Charlotte Street Art Center, Fredericton, NB, Canada.
Education & Mentors
2021-22- Ongoing Painting Mentorship with Dustin Neece, MASS, USA.
2019 - Mentorship with Jared Betts, organized by ArtsLink NB.
2018 - Mentorship with Barbara Safran de Niverville, organized by AAAPNB.
2012-13 - post Bachelor credit courses: Sculpture, Photography, Drawing, Université de Moncton, Moncton.
2008 - B.A - Multidisciplinary: Visual-Arts, French Literature and Artistic Expression, Université de Moncton, Moncton, N.B.
2024 - (upcoming) Saint-John Arts Center, Saint-John, NB. (November 1st - Dec.20)
2023 - (upcoming) Raptors, Marie-Hélène Allain Art Gallery, Bouctouche, NB.
2022 - Impressions: Mandalas From Still Life, Galerie 12, Moncton, NB.
2021 - You’re A Member of this Community, my Dear, Galerie 12, Moncton, NB.
2021 - Chouettes, Grassroots Gallery, Fredericton, NB.
2020 - Howl, Gallery 12, Aberdeen Cultural Center, Moncton, N.B.
2020 - Pastel, Assomption Life Gallery, Moncton, N.B.
2019 - Thunder 626, Natalie Légère Gallery, Woodstock, N.B.
2019 - Triangles 3/3/3, Natalie Légère Art Gallery, Woodstock, N.B.
2005 - Mandala, Moncton Public Library, Moncton, N.B.
2022 - Ecology Inspires Me, Plein Air Pop Up, Sunbury Shores, St-Andrew’s, NB.
2022 - Third Space Market Series: II, Uncorked Tours, Saint-John, NB. (5 paintings)
2021 - Annual Third Space Members’ Exhibit, The Art Warehouse, Saint-John, NB.
2021 - Annual Post-it Note Show, Tides Contemporary Art Gallery, Kentville, NS.
2021 - Summer: paintings of Wolastoq, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, NB. (4 paintings).
2021 - Ecology Interrupts Me, Sunbury Shores, Saint-Andrew’s, NB.
2021 - Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of Arts, Paint Peggy’s Cove, studio and Plein Air. 2020 - Third Space Member’s Exhibit, The Art Warehouse, Saint-John,NB
2019 - Third Space Member’s Exhibit, Third Space Gallery, Saint-John, NB.
2019 - Naked State Artist Residency, Bare Oaks Family Park, Ontario.
2018 - Third Space Members POP Up exhibit, SJTL, Saint-John. NB.
2013 - Sculpture Class End of Year Show, Triangle Gallery, Université de Moncton.
2006 - Artists Café, McKenzie Art Gallery, Moncton, NB.
2006 - Annual Student Auction, Louise & Rueben Cohen Art Gallery (GALRC), Université de Moncton, Moncton.
2000 - Operation: Open Heart, Galerie d’Art de l Université de Moncton (GAUM) now known as the Galerie d’ Art Louise & Rueben Cohen, (GALRC), Moncton.
2021 - Connexion Arc, Fredericton, NB.
2021 - Artist Residency In Motherhood, self-directed, online.
2019: Naked State Artists Residency, Arts Unfold, Bare Oaks, ON, Canada, August.
1999 - Canada Games. Literary representative for New-Brunswick.
2021 - École des bâtisseurs, Fredericton, NB.
2019 - Naked State Residency, Bare Oaks Family Park, Ontario, Canada.
2019 - “The Thunder Series”, Natalie Légère Art Gallery, Woodstock, NB, Canada
2018 - Catapult, ArtsLink NB, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB, Canada.
2022 - Ecology Inspires Me, Plein Air Pop Up, Sunbury Shores, Saint-Andrew’s, NB.
2021 - Hom’Art Festival, Shediac, NB.
2021 - Ecology Interrupts Me, Plein Air Pop-Up, Sunbury Shores, St-Andrews, NB.
2021 - Paint Peggy’s Cove, Peggy’s Cove Area Festival for the Arts (PCAFA), NS.
2012-14, ‘17 - Live Art for "Go Beyond Earth Day", Moncton Market, Moncton, NB.
2014 - Live Art for "Art Jam", Café C’est La Vie,
Moncton, N.B., April.
2022 - Petits Francos K-5 Artist Feature, Painting Wildlife, Fredericton, NB.
2022 - Painting an owl, 3rd grade students, École des bâtisseurs, Fredericton, NB.
2020 - “Bodies of Water Plein Air Painting”, NB Tourism, Heritage, and Culture.
2019 - “Dot Painting Workshop”, Natalie Légère Gallery, Woodstock, NB.
2019 - “Think Like An Artist: 12 Weeks Workshop”, Natalie Légère Art Gallery, Woodstock, NB.
2019 - Aboriginal Day Wampum Workshop, Natalie Legere Gallery, Woodstock, NB.
2019 - “Génie Arts”, curriculum through Arts, École Le Sommet, Moncton, NB
2019-22 - Connexion ARC, Fredericton, NB, Board member.
2022-23 - Oil Painters of America, associate member.
2021-23 - California Art Club, associate member.
2021-22 - Fredericton Arts Alliance (FAA), Fredericton, NB
2017-21 - Galerie Sans-Nom (GSN), Artist-Run Center, Moncton, NB
2018-22 - Third Space, Saint-John, NB.
2018-22- ArtsLink NB, Saint-John, NB.
2018-23 - Canadian Artists Representation Front d’artiste.s Canadien.ne.s - CARFAC.
2001-23 - Association Acadienne des Artistes Professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB)
2019-22 - Galerie 12, Moncton, NB.
2021 - Post Production, webinar with Steve Carver, presented by CARFAC-Maritimes
2020 - Digital Photography for Artists, hosted by ArtsLink NB, Saint-John, NB.
2019 - Introduction to Photoshop, Maurice Henri, Moncton, NB, Canada.
2018 - Photographing and Documenting Artwork, with Paul Litherland, presented by AAAPNB, Moncton.
Art Business courses
2022 - Pricing Your Artwork, offered by CARFAC Maritimes.
2019 - B-School, Marie Foreleo, online
2018 - Catapult Accelerator Program for Artists, with ArtsLink NB, Fredericton.
2018 - The Working Artist Master Class with Crista Cloutier.
2018 - Art of Managing Your Career - Aboriginal Program, with Natalie Sappier, presented by Culture Plus, Fredericton, N.B.
2022 - Loose And Painterly Brushstrokes, Anne Blair Brown
2022 - Studio Safety And Design, Carley Mullally, CARFAC-Maritimes.
2022 - Surfaces for painting drawing and collage, Paul-Édouard Bourque, CARFAC.
2022 - Strategic Colour Palette, Barbara Safran DeNiverville, CARFAC Maritimes.
2021 - Mondays with Camille, The Cape School Method, Camille Przewodek.
2021- “Lasting Impressions” and “A Painter’s Journey”, Anne Blair Brown.
2021 - Quillwork workshop and Grand Opening of Indigeneast, Tara Francis, Shediac.
2020-21 - Landscape Painting : Ben Fenske, Stapleton Kearns. New Masters Academy
2021 - Art Installation Demystified: Paul-Édouard Bourque, with CARFAC-Maritimes.
2020 - Art Cures, Art Therapy Master Classes with Adriana Marchione.
2020 - Introduction to Islamic Geometric Designs, with Eric Broug, Udemy.com
2020 - Children’s book Illustration, with Réjean Roy, Edmonston, NB.
2019 - Public Art Seminar, with Marie Perrault, organized by AAAPNB, Moncton, NB
2019 - Performance Arts Workshop, with David Frankovich, Ontario.
2019 - Wrapping, Packing and Transporting Artworks Workshop, Paul-Édouard Bourque, Edmonston, NB.
2017-19 - Better naming and discerning your artistic process: a toolbox, with Catherine Voyer-Léger, presented by AAAPNB.
2018 - Residencies and Other Opportunities for Artists with Eryn Foster, through ArtsLink NB, Florenceville-Bristol.
2018 - Arts Writing Intensive with Merray Gerges and Yaniya Lee from Canadian Art Magazine, presented by ArtsLink NB, Saint-John.
2018 - Linocut Workshop with Andy Demaret at Atelier Imago, Moncton.
2016 - Framing your Artwork, Emily Carr University, Vancouver.
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