Artist Denise Racine

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"Me" in a nutshell:
-Born in Hamilton Ontario, raised in many cities throughout the provinces of Québec and Ontario ( Sudbury, Timmins, Northbay, Rouyn-Noranda...etc)
-Started oil painting at 12 years of age and never stopped.
- Earned a college degree in fine arts and a bachelor's degree in Administration & computers (go figure!)
- Have a wonderful husband who supports all my projects and dreams.  Two great sons and daughter-in-laws and two precious grandsons!
- Currently share my time between these two beautiful cities:  Gatineau, Québec and Cave Creek, Arizona

-Love, love, love everything that is involved in the art of painting and drawing, even the cleaning up!

Here are some thoughts about my relationship with art, not about me but about "it"

I often wonder about this strange relationship between Art and myself...
It is definitely a story of love and hate.

Art was always there through the highs and the lows.  Sometimes Art was the cause of highs and lows.
We played, we experimented, we struggled, we argued and we fought, but no matter what, Art was always there, a true and faithful friend.

Art was there when, as a child, my grandmother brought me shopping for supplies or took me to visit a museum.
Art was there when I moved from town to town many times as a child.
Art was my soft place to land when I was the new girl in town with no friends around.
Art broke the ice and introduced me to strangers when I was asked to paint a public project.
Art pushed me to push myself by putting it all out there, for the world to see.
Art encouraged me to dream, and pursue travels to faraway exotic places.
Art kept me awake at night filling my mind with ideas and images that screamed for attention.
Art also made me patient and accepting in the fact that there will never be enough time [...]

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