Born in Quebec City in 1951, Élène Gamache lives and works in Montreal. Elene received her Diplome de l’Ecole des Arts Visuels in 1971 and Teacher’s Degree in 1972 from Universite Laval in Quebec City. She also attended the Banff School of Fine Arts in 1982 and 1986.
In Élène Gamache's works, the viewer is transported to a world where sanctity and ritual, reality and imagination, exist side by side with simplicity. Élène paints only what interests her and her aim is to obtain a bright, velvety texture in her works by superimposing colour on top of colour on the canvas. The base is worked in acrylics to which she adds pastels, scratching and manipulating them to give depth to the work. Élène's pieces are always full of life because she prefers her still lifes to be alive and vibrant.