Karole Marois, originally from Ottawa Canada, is a figurative painter living on the shore of Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County
Karole Marois, originally from Ottawa, is a figurative painter living on the shore of Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County. A Fine Arts graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, she also holds a diploma from the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence Italy. Two years living in Florence allowed her to carefully study the masterworks of Renaissance artists.
While pursuing a career as a professional artist, Karole worked as a portraitist, a portrait teacher and a courtroom artist. For many years, she painted large heritage murals for the National Museums and Parks Canada, while exhibiting her own personal artwork in various art galleries and museums.
Her paintings can be found in private and public collections in Canada, the US and Europe. Two of her large multi-panel figurative installations, completed after an art residency experience with the Canadian Forces Artist Program in 2005, are now in the collections of the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa and the City Hall of Apeldoorn in the Netherlands. The Parade and Together Side by Side are inspired by the conflicting emotions dealing with victory and loss.
Karole received a number of grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts and presented several public exhibitions that often combined poetry and painting. A long-time member of the Canadian Artists Representation/Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC), she is also a member of the Prince Edward County and Quinte Arts Councils.
She is represented by Trinity Galleries in Saint John New Brunswick, Britton Gallery in Bracebridge Ontario and Studio 87 in Perth Ontario.