Born in Montreal, Françoise Gosselin has been a mural artist for 25 years, having studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal. Since 1996, she has dedicated her life as a painter to creating large works in a naive-narrative style for public spaces.
Her works can be found in many different places: Institut de réadaptation de Montréal, Hôpital Sainte-Justine in Montreal, Manoir Rouville-Campbell in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, CHSLD Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci in Montréal, Institut de l’hôtellerie et du Tourisme du Québec, in an IGA supermarket in Montreal, at the Bibliothèque de Saint-Lambert, the Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy in Quebec City, the Maison de l’Alzheimer and the Centre de la Petite Enfance (CPE) Tchou-Tchou in Bordeaux-Cartierville, the Jardins de Métis in Grand-Métis and the General Assembly Lobby of UNICEF headquarters in New York.
The artist’s mission is to describe people’s daily lives. Her works are an invitation to enter a world where wonder and fantasy are the main actors. The atmosphere of her paintings evokes happy times and a world in which it is good to live and take refuge. The artist stages the painting and invites each spectator to develop their own story within it.
This work captures all the hubbub and vitality of a country fair. The joy of daily life is the main driving force behind the painting. Its story is told in a naive-narrative style and the medium used is acrylic paint on a cotton canvas, mounted on a faux-wood frame.