Roxanne Sauriol is a self taught artist based in Montreal, Canada whose paintings have been exhibited and collected internationally. She is known for her vivid paintings of female figures. While each of her pieces convey differing messages, women are the common denominator and vessel through which she paints an autobiographical narrative. Sauriol begins her artistic process by developing concepts followed by photographing her models. These photos serve as a reference for the final composition, which is then executed with oils on wood or canvas. Sauriol has been practicing her craft since 2008 shortly after the birth of her only daughter.
I believe the job of an artist is to bring into the physical world something that only exists in the subconscious, as the receiver of what is already there, like radio frequencies. It isn’t about doing something about reality, but reflecting the reality in which the artist exists.
What is one thing you’d like our readers to know about you?
I would like the readers to know I've exhibited in Basel for Volta Art Fair, and that I will be exhibiting at the Affordable Art Fair in Hamburg.
What is your biggest source of inspiration?
My biggest source of inspiration would be women.
Why do you create and how has your art practice affected your life?
I started painting 13 years ago when I was on maternity leave and haven't stopped since. I believe my life affects my work more than my work affects my life, I do not dissociate my work from my life so it's hard for me to say.