Guy-Anne Massicotte was born in 1968 in Nicolet, Quebec. She studied drawing, photography, painting, sculpture and art history at the University of Sherbrooke and Bishop University, but considers herself primarily self-taught in oil techniques. She studied with rigor, with the help of specialized works, the profession of painter. The practice of these writings as well as the careful observation of works by masters such as Vermeer, Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Dali, Bouguereau and many ancient and contemporary realist painters allowed her to develop a very personal technique and approach to painting, making possible an exceptionally refined and nuanced execution. Guy-Anne Massicotte's work is part of the Movement of Contemporary Realistic Painting at the international level through her participation in numerous competitions and events.
Constantly evolving, her work visits the three traditional poles of realism: still life, interior and exterior scenes as well as the human figure. The natural, organic mineral or living elements are found in all compositions, demonstrating the importance of our link to the earth, our animal side, which does not disappear with all the technologies in which we bathe... Although the starting point of a work is in the observation of reality, the artist is convinced that the only way to obtain a "living" painting in realism is to consider it as an abstraction; i.e. to see the different elements as a set of coherent shapes, to find a unifying harmony in colors and values and finally, to use the brushstroke for its own richness, thus creating a variety of refined textures. Each composition is a search for dynamic balance and harmony.
Guy-Anne Massicotte's works can be found in many private collections in Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia and the important Loto-Québec Collection.