photo credit: annabelle agnew
Emeline dreamed of being an artist and fashion designer as a child. And a florist, and a horse vet and a magazine editor, too. She was pretty sure, whatever she did, she would do wearing a power suit and painted nails.
She has led an un-traditional path, to say the least. Studied philosophy, taught preschool, worked luxury retail, and more recently killed a duck with an ax, right before a client meeting.
Emeline re-discovered her buried creativity when she returned to study Interior Design in her twenties.
It took 15 years of motherhood and entrepreneurship to launch this latest creative venture.
Her work, whether it be visual, tactile or written emerges from the dichotomies that are present in her everyday life: chaos and order, country and city, alone and together.
Garbarino Acres is her homestead and studio that shelters her three children, patient partner, her art supplies, and her best worst dog, Rosie. Together they are working at making a good life.
Emeline Villedary Studios produces original artwork and products for the inspired and intentional home.
Thank you for being here!
photo credit: Stephanie Hebert
July 2016 Online store launch
Nov 2016 solo show Pottery Barn DIX30, Qc
Jan 2017 solo show Rigaud Library, Qc
Feb 2017 solo show Lili + Oli, Montreal
May 2017 collaboration Beige, Montreal
May 2017 collaboration Babasouk.ca + Mères Aux Pouvoirs
September 2017 featured on set of Formule Diaz, Télé Quebec
October 2017 solo show, babasouk.ca Botanical Cuttings
November 2017 solo show Victor Rose, Pointe-Claire, Qc
photo credit : Stephanie Hebert
The world is full of beauty and mystery jumbled in amongst the chaotic and
mundane. Through painting and collage Emeline Villedary celebrates and
shares the glowing sensation of delight in those moments of discovery.
Her interest in the powers of nature, the female form, community and
being witnessed are present in recurring motifs. The whole is an expression
of vitality and the search for balance.
Crafting a story of her in between moments, Emeline invites the viewer into an exploration of inner life and outer reality. Her paintings become a road map for reflection. They encourage you to recognize small moments and celebrate honest connections.
Together, maybe we can make sense of it all.
Maybe we can press pause.
Maybe we can embrace that we are simultaneously the problem and the solution.
Maybe we can ask ourselves why not.
Maybe we can encourage each other to try.