On point

Lu­cie Belle­mare show­cases her pen­cil prow­ess at Sum­mer­side Farmer’s Mar­ket

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY - BY DE­SIREE AN­STEY

Lu­cie Belle­mare is a master of cap­tur­ing hu­man emo­tions in the small­est of de­tail.

Im­ages from her pen­cil, whether ren­der­ing the wrin­kles of an el­derly man or the emo­tion be­hind the eyes of a young girl, are cap­tured in re­al­is­tic black and white por­traits at the Sum­mer­side Farmer’s Mar­ket on Satur­day morn­ings.

Belle­mare, a vis­ual artist and creativ­ity fa­cil­i­ta­tor, has been sharp­en­ing her skills – in silk, acrylics, oil paint­ings, metal sculp­tures and mu­rals – for 20 years.

“I’ve been in busi­ness as a pro­fes­sional for 20 years do­ing all kinds of art projects that in­clude big sculp­tures and paint­ings on the Is­land,” said Belle­mare, orig­i­nally from Que­bec, who owns a stu­dio called Well Frog Art on Elm Street in Sum­mer­side.

“I have big metal sculp­tures in the front of my art stu­dio, so I am easy to find.”

Ca­sual browsers and those go­ing about their busi­ness paused to mar­vel at Belle­mare’s cre­ations — in­tri­cate metal in­door and out­door sculp­tures posed be­low colour­ful paint­ings of lo­cal fish­ing boats, mer­maids on can­vas, rolling Is­land land­scapes and silk de­signs.

Belle­mare also holds creativ­ity work­shops, cre­ates cus­tom art­work, does face-paint­ing for par­ties and pri­vate events, paints shop win­dows and logos and cre­ates stun­ning il­lus­tra­tions for books. She has show­cased her creativ­ity at the Har­bourfront Theatre on Heather Moyse Drive, where she is on the artist-in-res­i­dence pro­gram.

“Right now I’m at the Farmer’s Mar­ket in Sum­mer­side for one year. I do por­traits of peo­ple, which I en­joy do­ing by do­na­tion,” she said.

Por­traits take around 15 min­utes to com­plete at the artist’s ven­dor.

The Sum­mer­side Farmer’s Mar­ket is open ev­ery Satur­day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able at Lu­cieBBelle­mare.com.

“I’ve been in busi­ness as a pro­fes­sional for 20 years do­ing all kinds of art projects that in­clude big sculp­tures and paint­ings on the Is­land.” Lu­cie Belle­mare

DE­SIREE AN­STEY/JOURNAL PI­O­NEER

Ty­ishia McCal­lum, 10 years old, sits silent and still for her por­trait by artist Lu­cie Belle­mare at Sum­mer­side Farmer’s Mar­ket. “I’m go­ing to frame it,” said McCal­lum, who was thrilled with the re­al­is­tic black and white draw­ing.

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