Élise Caron belongs to a school of Québec painters who advance their art through research. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Graphic Design with a specialization in illustration at Concordia University. Élise enrolled in the Department of East Asia Studies at the University of Montreal where she perfected her technique in watercolor calligraphy, and deepened her understanding of Chinese philosophy through Tai-Chi.
“In term of composition, I use a very spare, abstract and contemporary approach to form, colours and space. My conception of the painting is based on an Oriental approach. The abstract black stroke is reduced to the very essential. It transposes the vital energy known as Ch'I or breath of life and introduces strength and energy into the painting.
I prefer to work in watercolor which allows me to create my own subtle mixture of colors which I apply as solids in several very fine and successive layers, without creating either depth or perspective. I create a balance between the empty and the full spaces (yin and yang), while infusing them into the principle of abstract art which is all over.”