Chantal Dupuis is native from Hull, Quebec and now lives in Orleans, Ontario. Always enamored of the wilderness and myriad arts and crafts, she began to paint by chance in 2015 when, impulsively, she bought a sample kit of student acrylic paints from a local craft store.
Diagnosed with a rare genetic corneal dystrophy that same year, she became so light sensitive that she was mostly housebound and lived in perpetual twilight, leading her to attempt to capture nature and its inhabitants at home, where the student kit spurred an exploration for a medium that fitted her needs.
In 2017 she was scheduled for surgery and received a donor cornea, which changed her life, and she continues to strive to capture the soul of all of her subjects.
Her preferred medium is watercolours but she loves to experiment with a bit of every medium out there. Graphite and Oils are her other favourite mediums.
Now in 2019, she has the great honor of being accepted as one of the members of the Kanata Civic Art Gallery.