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Elaine Amyot was born in the province of Québec and currently lives in Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada, where she has been practicing her art since 1969. After finishing her studies in art at the Université de Moncton she has had many solo and group exhibitions, in the Maritime provinces, in Quebec, and in France. Elaine uses different approaches to express her creativity: collage, assemblages, oil pastel, gouache resist, spray paint and pochoirs. She collects articles, most often from nature, for use on canvas or in boxes. She has given many workshops in mandala creation and has curated several shows featuring works done in these workshops. In 1990 she received the medal of the city of Moncton for exceptional services rendered to the community. In the summer of the year 2000 Elaine Amyot coordinated an exhibition-installation of women artists, Présence 27, at the Galerie d’Art de l’université de Moncton. She appeared as a participating artist in the television series Artiste dans l’âme/Soul Expression and also in the weekly series Palmarès. In 2010 she published her first book, The Seven Gates: A Memoir of a Descent, illustrated with many of her own works of art. This same year she was a participating artist and actor in the documentary film, A Question of Beauty, by filmmaker Colleen Furlotte.
All mandalas shown below are on black cansom Ingres with Berol Prismacolour pencils.