Madeleine DeWolfe is a “CBFA”. After living in Ottawa for more than 15 years she finally decided to give it all up and follow her heart. She closed her art & antique & collectable business, sold her house & most of her “stuff” and said “See you later” to her family and friends. Leaving her daughter Eva was difficult but knowing she would be taken care of and was following her own dreams at Algonquin College made the transition easier.
She then hit the road. She spent 4 months on the road in search of new place to call home. She knew she needed to be close to the ocean and found the “South Shore “to be the perfect place to not only find inspiration but make new friendships and rekindle old.
The Maritimes had always been her “home away from home”, her anchor, her inspiration and seldom out of her thoughts.
Since Graduating in 1984 from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design Madeleine continues to study and experiment with a variety of mediums including watercolor, acrylic, ink, and pencil. Also, she incorporates photography, printmaking, image transfer, collage and found materials into her pieces.
Madeleine DeWolfe has the distinction of being the first juried photographer in the New Brunswick Craft Council while living in Nova Scotia an active member of the Nova Scotia Designer Craft Council, Art East and G C G.
Madeleine’s work can be found in public and private collections in Canada and abroad. She has exhibited her work in markets, crafts shows, gift shops and galleries throughout Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Ontario.
Madeleine DeWolfe’s creative process of making “Art” is all about stepping out of her comfort zone and utilizing her creative tools to push beyond the limits of creative expression. Her brush is an extension of her arm creating both deliberate and spontaneous patterns of light, color and texture with remarkable and unique result.
Madeleine has always been at home in nature and often uses her Maritimes roots as inspiration to create what she defines as “ Intuitive Art” – a balance where mind and body become one.
Through her painting Madeleine had discovered “Art to been her therapy and has tried to capture her journey and release her inner fears. This has been a journey of soul searching, discovery, healing, forgiveness and gratitude.