Mar 1 2021
Communication Through Art with Rose Laverdure
Microbiology major and art teacher? Let's find out how these two things merge in our beautiful guest Rose Laverdure. We will explore the need for art as a universal language and mode of communication that could change the world as we know it!
From Rose about herself: "I was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I was engaged in the arts at a young age. Dance was one of my first passions. I did competitive Irish dancing for most of my childhood and fell in love with ballroom and Latin dancing as a teen. I auditioned to get into an art high school (De La Salle), where I ended up specializing in a newfound passion: visual and media arts.
I’ve always been inspired by the natural world, and that is reflected in my art. My portfolio mainly consists of watercolour and acrylic paintings of landscapes, trees, water, flowers and animals. Van Gogh, Monet, Emily Carr and the “Group of Seven” served as inspirations. I’ve always loved impressionism, post-impressionism and naturalism. My love of nature translated into my academics. I developed a love for the sciences, namely biology, and pursued a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Biology at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario.
After my bachelor’s, I moved to Montréal, Québec to complete a Master’s degree in Applied Microbiology. The 2020 pandemic hit in the middle of my degree, and I rediscovered my love of art as a way to cope with the stress and uncertainty. Once I picked up my paintbrush after a nearly 10-year hiatus, I have not been able to put it down since. I started teaching online painting classes with Yaymaker and have started commissioning art work for people across Ontario. I moved back to Ottawa and plan to continue teaching and painting post-graduation. I’m active on Instagram where I share my artwork and events.
Follow Rose on Instagram: @everrose_art