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France Jodoin

France Jodoin was born in 1961 in a small rural village near Montreal, Quebec. Her deep-set attraction to colour and form was encouraged at an early age, which spurred her onto prolific aesthetic explorations in painting. Although she was so strongly drawn to art, Jodoin did not immediately pursue this as a career.  Instead, she pursued studies in translation and established her profession as a translator in Ottawa.

In pursuit of capturing the ephemeral, Jodoin’s work is an amalgamation of past and present. The ambiguous nature of her compositions allow for self-interpretation and exploration. The viewer is invited to decipher the details of the paintings through the scope of their own experiences, letting their own sense of history become an integral part of their interaction with the Jodoin and the stunning images she creates.

Jodoin incorporates aspects of imagery, music, and poetry, evoking an old world feeling, while at the same time, exuding a fresh and exciting contemporary focus. The result is a bold take on any of her subjects whether being landscape, cityscape, seascape or still life with flowers.  Her works, Impressionistic by nature, leave the viewer with a lingering emotion, or instinctual reaction to encountering a familiar scene or moment. A true master of colour and composition, Jodoin’s works are reminiscent of the great paintings of Turner. She paints intuitively, integrating a dramatic use of light and dark.

Pillars, marble steps and balconies
Oil on linen
36" x 48"

For all her blue eyes and her quiet ways
Oil on linen
24" x 48"

Teach me half the gladness that your brain must know
Oil on linen
60" x 48"
Les épaules baignées de vols de mouettes (diptych)
Oil on linen
70" x 160"

A Man's Destination is Not his Destiny
Oil on linen
54" x 60"

Des yeux comme des lucarnes
Oil on linen
72” x 64”
No will is still as a river
Oil on linen
70" x 80"
Like crimson shells
Oil on linen
60" x 54"
Homage to Gabriel von Max (Monkeys sitting on wood crate)
Oil on linen
64” X 72”
If you came this way in May – revisited
Oil on linen
48” X 36”
I shall wear the bottom of my trousers rolled
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
Hidden under the dove's wing
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
The sun and the fog contested the government of the day
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
Who is that could live an hour
Oil on linen
36" x 48"
When it is summer in the light and winter in the shade
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
The jade king and the blue pebbles
Oil on linen
24" x 24"
Faith, doubt and democracy
Oil on linen
60" x 48"
Quand le ciel et la mer se sont épousés
Oil on linen
40" x 80"
   
STUDIES ON PAPER AND PANEL

Série d'études sur l'architecture no 01
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
9.5" X 27"
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Série d'études sur la mer, Ballinskelligs (Irlande) no 02
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
13.25" X 11"

Série d'études sur la mer, Ballinskelligs (Irlande) no 06
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
17.25" X 9.5"

Série d'études sur la mer, Ballinskelligs (Irlande) no 07
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
9.25" X 29.5"

Série d'études sur la mer - Ballinskelligs (Irlande) no 08
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
9.25" x 23"

Série d'études sur la mer, Ballinskelligs (Irlande) no 09
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
9.25" x 23.25"

Série d'études sur la mer, Charlevoix, no 10
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
9.5" X 29.5"

Série d'études sur la mer, Charlevoix, no 13
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
9.25" X 14.5"
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Série d'études sur la mer, Ballinskelligs (Irlande) no 15
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
11.75" X 15"

Série d'études sur la mer, Ballinskelligs (Irlande) no 16
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
9.75" X 15"
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Series of sea studies, Brisons Veor (UK) no 1
Oil on panel
9.75" X 16"
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Series of sea studies, Brisons Veor (UK) no 12b
Oil on panel
9.75" X 16"

Series of sea studies, Brisons Veor (UK) no 13a
Oil on panel
9.75" X 16"

Series of sea studies, Brisons Veor (UK) no 13b
Oil on panel
9.75" X 16"

Series of sea studies, Brisons Veor (UK) no 11
Oil on panel
12" x 9.75"

 
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I would roam and play with the mermaids
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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I remember a slice of apricot pie and a bitten macaroon
Oil on linen
24" x 48"
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Down silent courts and secret passages
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Carefully selected postcards sent from exotic cities (diptych)
Oil on linen
30" x 60"
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We had evidence and no doubt
Oil on linen
60" x 60"
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Sur le palier des plages
Oil on linen
60" x 60"
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Il n'y a d'incontesté que le silence
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Dust in sunlight and memory in corners
Oil on linen
40” X 40”
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Tall and stately
Oil on linen
60" x 48"
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My dwelling is the shadow of the night
Oil on linen
48" x 36"
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Le silence permet de contempler l'autre
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Light laughs in the breeze in her castle of sunshine
Oil on linen
40" x 40"
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The murmuring shell of time
Oil on linen
24" x 48"
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If it rains, we shall play a game of chess
Oil on linen
40" x 40"
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Hidden under coral islands
Oil on linen
48" x 24"
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If you came this way in May time
Oil on linen
48" x 36"
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If I think of a king at nightfall
Oil on linen
60" x 48"
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So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
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The first-met stranger in the waning dusk
Oil on linen
60" x 60"
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Where are the eagles and the trumpets
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
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For her blue eyes and her quiet ways
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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If the lady and the gentleman wish to take their tea in the garden
Oil on linen
48" x 48"
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When the dove's foot rested and locked for a moment
Oil on linen
24" x 24"
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Les minuits baignés de poèmes
Oil on linen
48" x 36"
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Winds long to play
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
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Le chant de l'exilé
Oil on linen
48" x 60"
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Fragments of the afternoon
Oil on linen
24" x 48"
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Sculpted in stone on the poet's pages
Oil on linen
40" x 40"
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A Bloom more sudden than that of summer
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Barges, like scattered old shoes, zealously trample gothic facades
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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Le silence est un peu de ciel qui descend vers l'homme
Oil on linen
48" x 24"
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I heard the beat of the centaur's hoofs
Oil on linen
72" x 60"
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Her palaces are crumbling to the sea
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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Dust in sunlight, memory in corner
Oil on linen
48" x 48"
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Like vanishing dew
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
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Le silence, dernier refuge de la liberté
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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My heart is like a singing bird
Oil on linen
48" x 36"
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My window pane is a garden of frost (diptych)
Oil on linen
30" x 60"
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Pour new seas into my eyes - revisited
Oil on linen
60" x 54"
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Taking any route, starting anywhere
Oil on linen
60" x 60"
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Through the remembered gate
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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To be a tree and read the memory of the leaves
Oil on linen
36" x 24"
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Where we drift in green silence
Oil on linen
40" x 40"
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Long Fingers Extended to the Lagoon
Oil on linen
54" x 54"
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We will go home when it rains
Oil on linen
24" x 24"
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Behaving as the wind behave
Oil on linen
72" x 60"
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Les balcons qui colportent
Oil on linen
48" x 48"
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Silent Rows the Songless Gondolier
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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The Sweet Sharp Sense of a Fugitive Day
Oil on linen
60" x 54"
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Raise me a dais of silk and down
Oil on linen
54" x 54"
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I shall not hear the rain
Oil on linen
54" x 54"
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Présence de l’absence
Oil on linen
48" x 60"
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What Might Have Been is an Abstraction
Oil on linen
36" x 108"
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Among Some Talk of You and Me
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Mount the steps and ring the bell
Oil on linen
36" x 48"
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A Gentleman in a Dustcoat
Oil on linen
48" x 36"
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The seeds of smiles are planted
Oil on linen
60" x 48"
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Your cup is ruby rimmed
Oil on linen
60" x 54"
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A tear more rare than pearl
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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Half forgotten kings
Oil on linen
60" x 48"
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The centuries of June
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Défiant, calme et seul
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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An afternoon of rumors
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Shadows hold their breath
Oil on linen
72" x 60"
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Pour son silence où glisse une odeur de jasmin
Oil on linen
36" x 48"
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Under the fog of a winter dawn
Oil on linen
60" x 72"
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Frost weaves a labyrinth of flowers
Oil on linen
36" x 36"

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Where the Chalk Wall Falls
Oil on linen
84" x 60"
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Midwinter spring is its own season
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Be born and think
Oil on linen
40" x 80"
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They glide like dancers into the wide hall
Oil on linen
36” X 48”
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Still waving long after the ship was gone
Oil on linen
54" x 60"
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Disturbing the dust in a bowl of rose leaves
Oil on linen
40” X 40”
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The quiet-colored end of evening
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Like three white leopards sitting under juniper trees
Oil on linen
60" x 60"
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If the lady and the gentleman wish to take their tea in the garden
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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