Dominique Caron

Variables, Mixed media on canvas, 40 x 60 inches

Variables

Mixed media on canvas

40 x 60 inches 

Promenade En Provence, Mixed media on canvas, 36 x 48 inches

Promenade en Provence

Mixed media on canvas

36 x 48 inches

An Appreciate For New Futures, Mixed media on canvas, 36 x 48 inches

An Appreciation For New Futures

Mixed media on canvas

36 x 48 inches  

Arboretum, Mixed media on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Arboretum

Mixed media on canvas

36 x 36 inches 

Above and Beyond, Mixed media on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Above and Beyond

Mixed media on canvas

36 x 36 inches 

Life Forms, Mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

Life Forms 2

Mixed media on canvas

48 x 48 inches

House of Memories, Mixed media on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

House of Memories

Mixed media on canvas

36 x 36 inches  

Bringing Summer Back, Mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

Bringing Summer Back

Mixed media on canvas

48 x 48 inches 

Sunny Trails, Mixed media on canvas, 60 x 72 inches

Sunny Trails

Mixed media on canvas

60 x 72 inches 

Convergences, Mixed media on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Convergences

Mixed media on canvas

36 x 36 inches

Valleys and Coves, Mixed media on canvas,48 x 48 inches

Valleys and Coves

Mixed media on canvas

48 x 48 inches  

Everyday Discoveries, Mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

Every Day Discovery

Mixed media on canvas

40 x 48 inches 

Breathing room, Mixed media on canvas, 60 x 72 inches

Breathing Room

Mixed media on canvas

60 x 72 inches

Dialog With My Notebook, Mixed media on canvas, 48 x 60 inches

Dialogue With My Notebook

Mixed media on canvas

48 x 60 inches

In Flight, Mixed media on canvas, 60 x 72 inches

In Flight

Mixed media on canvas

60 x 72 inches

April May June, Mixed media on canvas, 60 x 72 inches

April May June

Mixed media on canvas

60 x 72 inches

Nuances, Mixed media on canvas, 60 x 72 inches

Nuances

Mixed media on canvas

60 x 72 inches

On the Way to taos, mixed media on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

On the Way to Taos

Mixed media on canvas

36 x 36 inches 

Forest Path, Mixed media on canvas, 24 x 24 inches

Forest Path

Mixed media on canvas

24 x 24 inches 

Amplitude, Mixed media on canvas, 36 x 72 inches

Amplitude

Mixed media on canvas

36 x 72 inches

Summer Bay, Mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

Summer Bay

Mixed media on canvas

48 x 48 inches 

A Place to Start, Mixed media on canvas, 20 x 20 inches

A Place to Start

Mixed media on canvas

20 x 20 inches

Light Days, Mixed media on canvas, 36 x 60 inches

Light Days

Mixed media on canvas

36 x 60 inches 

Confluence, Mixed media on canvas, 48 x 72 inches

Confluence

Mixed media on canvas

48 x 72 inches 

Dominique Caron approaches her canvases with color, vigor and joy suggesting a luminous art de-vivre. The artist in her mixed media paintings evocatively combines dream-state beauty with gritty archeology.  Articulate swaths of color and energetic lines reveal the elegance of primitive influences.  Yet beneath the surface are layers of scrap cloth, old drawings and bits of calligraphy, possibly memories of an individual or fragments form a forgotten source. Dominique’s artistic influences from the modern and the primitive portray the mélange of contemporary society with its complex layers of memories and meanings.

 

Originally from France, Dominique studied art at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Bordeaux where she received her MFA. She traveled for many years in Morocco, Rwanda, and the Ivory Coast.  She has exhibited successfully in Africa and Europe and later moved to San Francisco where her works became larger, more varied in subject matter and even more colorful. Her work has been represented in many prominent galleries in Canada and the United States and is in major private and corporate collections in France, Japan and the United States.

My great pleasure is about letting my hand free on canvas and seeing my way through patterns and colors in a spontaneous burst of visual language. I believe that an artist, through the freedom of choice, can gather uplifting visual elements to find a path to joy.