CAROLE SPANDAU

MONTREAL
5,095 Points

My Bio

CAROLE SPANDAU is a CANADIAN FINE ARTIST,specializing in MONTREAL STREET SCENE PAINTINGS, QUEBEC LANDSCAPES, URBAN CITY SCENES, HOCKEY ART, AND CONTEMPORARY PORTRAITS.

GRADUATE of ECOLE DES BEAUX ARTS BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE; MCGILL UNIVERSITY BACHELOR OF ART EDUCATION; CONCORDIA GRADUATE STUDIES ART HISTORY.

Represented in Montreal by GALERIE ATELIER TOILE ETOILE, contact G.Venditti Artist rep at 514-486-0731

Carole Spandau was recently honored by CTV NEWS NET featuring her delightful paintings of Montreal street scenes. The interview aired repeatedly, coast to coast across Canada, resulting in a flood of new-client requests for her beautiful paintings of Montreal's magnificent winding staircases, nostalgic scenes of children playing hockey and popular Montreal landmarks..
She studied painting at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art and was mentored by Arthur Lismer founder of Canada's Group of Seven,her use of bold brushwork and expressive color came at an early age, and is the signature trademark appeal of her highly coveted paintings. Her beautifully detailed oils capture the color,ambiance,joie de vivre, excitement and flavor of some of North America's great cities.Montreal comes to life on her canvases.
She is currently listed with the Magazin'art Biennial Guide to Canadian Artists in Galleries.Through the years, Carole has exhibited her works in numerous galleries. Carole's work can be found both in private and in corporate collections throughout the world.
All paintings are fully copyrighted by the artist Carole Spandau in accordance with U.S.and Canadian and International Law 2012

For more information please contact me at: cspandau@gmail.com

To see more paintings or to purchase prints and cards please go to: http://carole-spandau.artistwebsites.com/

Announcements

  • 27 Apr 2012
  • Carole Spandau was featured in the Montreal newspaper Metro

    http://journalmetro.com/actualites/montreal/57516/montreal-une-belle-ville/

     

    Carole Spandau, is an artist  who specializes in urban scenes of Montreal.

     Is Montreal is a beautiful subject to paint?


     Absolutely. I started painting portraits. Then I wanted to represent the "face" of Montreal. Montreal is a beautiful city. Forget the potholes. Those who live here do not always realize how lucky they are. If

    people raised their eyes a little and looked at the buildings ...

     What fascinates you about Montreal?


     Convenience stores! This is typically Montreal. I like to paint Park Avenue, with the Rialto. The architecture is incredible. The Plateau is my playground. I challenge you to name another city where there are

    exterior stairs on three floors. They are anywhere in the Plateau. All our neighborhoods, for examlpe,  Saint-Henri, have retained their respective character. We tend to take it for granted. The joy of life is

    important in Montreal. My winter scenes are very colorful, and I like to use warm colors. I also love to paint Old Montreal in the summer.

     Is there a place you would not want to paint?
     As an artist, I always try to make an area more beautiful than it really is. I notice the details. I could pass by building without noticing it, but if I took a closer look, I would always find something beautiful

    and intriguing about it. But I never would paint a mall. The condos are not easy to paint either. This is a bigger challenge. These are large squares. I always add a little human presence, flowers, dogs,

    bicycles.