Colombe Nadeau-O'Shea

I've had no formal art training. My experiences and my passions fuel my art. I’ve been painting since I was 6 years old. Art has always been a way to express my thoughts and emotions in physical form. My fingers are a conduit for my brain; the finished products are my thoughts, emotions, fears, hopes and dreams on canvas.

Over the years my style has shifted and changed – after all, nothing in this world is constant. I have, over the last few years, come into what I know now to be “my style:” my unique ability to work fluidly with colours and forms, to start with one shape and watch it continuously morph into something new, something different, something ever-evolving.

My biggest challenge as an artist has been knowing when to stop. Because I feel my soul pouring out onto the canvas, it is sometimes hard to determine when a work is “finished.” Sometimes, though, you just know…

Creating art has always, and will always, be a part of me. It is a true joy to be able to share my passion with the world. I will be a successful artist when I know my work touches others and becomes something more than simply personal catharsis.