Yvette Le Gal

Oil, Acrylic


Yvette Le Gal is originally from Saskatchewan. Career pathways and opportunities brought her to Ottawa. Moving from teaching assignments to program coordination in Manitoba to Ontario, she was pleased to take on new challenges more closely related to her academic background in History. This involved work as an archivist, a heritage sector policy analyst and, for a significant number of years, as a senior cultural policy advisor in the federal government. Later, in the role of consultant, she took on a wide range of assignments as a heath policy project manager.

In parallel, a greater part of her time was progressively dedicated to volunteer work for non-profit organizations and, most importantly, her interest in artistic pursuits. To that end, private instruction, evening classes and workshops in public schools, at the Ottawa School of Art campuses in Ottawa and Orleans, at the Ottawa Art Academy, the Drawing Studio and Algonquin College as well as in other further private classes and coaching with professional artists brought her in contact with valuable mentoring.

Her fascination with colour intensities through both oil and acrylic development involves florals and frequently landscapes and spaces that are part of her life experiences and travels. It is her ongoing exploration in style, medium, techniques, texturing and subject matter, ranging from the figurative to the abstract that defines her works.

Yvette is a member of Arteast, the Ottawa Art Association and Art Lending of Ottawa. She has exhibited some of her paintings at the Promenade Arteast gallery in the Shenkman Arts Centre, at the Arteast Juried Awards Exhibition at the St-Laurent Complex, at the Ottawa School of Art and Shenkman Art Centre, for the Orleans Campus, at the Civic Hospital Gallery and in many monthly Ottawa Art Association shows and award competitions, including several of the Ottawa Art Association Juried Awards Shows.

She was recipient of the First Place Awards for Acrylic at both the Fall 2013 and Fall 2015 Arteast Juried Awards Shows and received an Honourable Mention for each of her two paintings (acrylic and encaustic) at the 2018 Ottawa Orchid Show. She was recipient of a Second Place Acrylic Award for an expressionist acrylic landscape at the Ottawa Art Association’s 2019 Juried Spring Awards Show.

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