Look for Virginia Dupuis’s work in the Primecorp exhibit space located at the corner of Bank and Somerset Streets, just east of Gabriel’s Pizza. Virginia explores colour and rhythm in her paintings often working with a macroscopic view of objects. Her work can be viewed at this location from June 14 to August 30, 2016.
“I respect perseverance, patience and resilience and am drawn to a subject by its beauty, colour and rhythm. Exploring colouristically the drama in patterns, suggestive of creation, growth, and endurance, allows me to see beauty in the ordinary.”
Virginia is a graduate of the 3 year Fine Arts Diploma at the Ottawa School of Art. In the final year she refined her oil painting practice by completing two Advanced Studios in oil painting, as well as two Apprenticeships in oil painting with a concentration into colour theory.
Virginia was the recipient of both the Ted Marshall Scholarship and the Morton Baslaw Watercolour Scholarship at the Ottawa School of Art. She has also won Best in Show at the Ottawa School of Art Instructors and Student Annual Show and Sale for three consecutive years – 2009 to 2011.
Virginia won Juror’s Awards in the Arteast Annual Juried Awards Show for five consecutive years, each in a different medium, as well as the Juror’s Award for AOE Arts Council Selections 2011 show.
She was awarded a grant from the AOE Arts Council to present her work on the Lalande and Doyle Exhibition Space in Shenkman Arts Centre, as well as Exhibition Assistance grants from the Ontario Arts Council.
Virginia is a member of the Orleans Art Studio Tour and a juried team member of the Kanata Civic Art Gallery and Art Lending of Ottawa and an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists.