Art is my oxygen
An avid photographer since early childhood, fiercely passionate for adventure and travel, I am fascinated with exploring the many diverse cultures and the intense beauty of this planet.
I love to capture vivid landscapes, authentic, down to earth people and unsuspecting organic elements.
Then back in my studio, using various media, I love to create a new and mysterious universe using transparencies, textures and vibrant colors evoking both the surrealism of the images and the mysteries of nature.
Pluridisciplinary artist, Hélène is a photographer a watercolourist, mixmedia painter, sculptor et jewelry designer and producer.
After completing her classical studies and obtaining a Bachelor Degree in Political Science at Loyola University, she later enrols in the Plastic Arts program at Sir George Williams University, now referred to as Concordia.
While on a two year stay in Quebec City, she follows creative workshops at the Moulin des Arts with the famous Albert Rousseau.During this stimulating period, she discovers sculpture and copper enamel.
Upon her return to Montreal and fascinated by the Chinese watercolourist Ming Ma, Hélène is initiated into the ethereal world of water color. Her apprenticeship is complete after studying with the sculptor, Andre Turpin.
At the Allende Institute in Mexico, she experiments with lost wax technique and creates her first bronze sculptures. In Montreal, she further applies these techniques to her unique jewelry creations.
Prolific artist, Hélène DeSerre’s work has been recognized internationally through numerous exhibitions and galleries in Canada, Spain, France, Mexico, Portugal, Tunisia and the Czech Republic. She has received several awards in painting, sculpture and photography at Grands Concours Annuels, Gala International des Arts Visuels.
Prizes and Honorable Mentions
2020 ARTYA award artist of the year award
2018 ATIM’s Top 60 Masters of contemporary Art
2018 ARTYA award artist of the year award
2015 ATIM’s Top 60 Masters of contemporary Art
2014 TIMELESS AWARD – Top 60 artists – Art tour international
2014 Mention Honorable – Artavita.com 8e concours international d’art
2012 MÉDAILLE D’ARGENT – photographie
Exposition internationale Constanza, Roumanie
Grand concours annuel du Cercle des Artistes, peintres et sculpteurs du Québec, Gala Internationale des arts visuels, Montréal:
2011- 1e Grand Prix en photo
2008 – 1e Grand Prix en photo
2007 – 3e Grand Prix en photo
2000 – Médaille d’Argent en sculpture
1999 – Grande Distinction toutes catégories
1996 – Prix d’Excellence et nomination en mix-médias
1995 – Mention d’Honneur en aquarelle
1994 – Prix d’Excellence en aquarelle