Josée Lord was born in 1964 in Trois-Rivières. The asthma attacks she experienced when she was young excluded her from the sports activities common to other children in the neighborhood and she turned instead to artistic activities.
She then held various jobs, but it was mainly positions in bookstores and an artist's supply store that gave her the motivation. The Arts and Passions Gallery hired her to greet the public and she painted more and more for her entourage. These experiences fed her talent. She also produced beautiful objects that allowed her to enter the art market. Indeed, her hand-painted ceramic plates are distributed by many shops in Canada.
In 1999, a friend encouraged her to present her paintings at the Galerie Royale de Québec. Success is immediate. This success can be explained by the passion that animates Josée Lord's brushes. Her spirit captures textures and shapes in a unique way. She appreciates objects that are made by hand or have interesting features and she uses these as inspiration. She sketches a sketch of what she sees before her in broad strokes, giving free rein to her imagination. For her, freedom opens the doors of emotion. She often visualizes the result in advance, but it is sometimes the composition that comes to life and pushes her towards the exploration of unusual forms and variations of colors that may not have been produced otherwise. Objects, furniture and flowers offer beautiful and dynamic vibrations, as if their creator gave them a tone of their own to better invite relaxation and the discovery of her interpretation. A black line with pastel draws the contours of the moving shapes. This trait, the artist applies with her fingers. She needs direct contact with matter, she needs to touch to make the work live in all its sensuality.