Originally from France, Viviane Gruais was raised in a creative family atmosphere. From a young age, Viviane started to paint large formats paintings and regularly participated in various workshops. Her youth was punctuated with colors, materials, shapes, abstraction and exploration of patterns. Throughout the seasons she would observed the landscape in all its forms, shapes and smells. All this natural materials helped her create her own space of peace and creativity. Her parents, being both art teachers and visual artists, were able to transmit this passion for painting and nature.
Viviane remains totally fascinated by the surrounding nature where she still finds refuge. It is in this atmosphere that she first began to write texts with poetic and spiritual resonance. In 2003, after experimenting with several jobs, her existential quest led her back to school in the field of social studies. Meanwhile, the artist retained her lively creativity, writing and painting more than ever..
Therefore, painting became a necessity. Self-taught artist, it was only in 2007, after hibernating for sometimes, that she decided to put together her first exhibitions. It became her way of letting go. And so they were, full of doubts and daring, raw in their way of pointing the inexpressible that molds us all.
In 2010, the northern call awakens and brings her to reconnect with the wilderness that still lies dormant inside of her. A very strong attraction for indigenous peoples led her to study the
customs and religious rites of the First Nations people.
Breaking with her roots, she decides to experience the great outdoors of Quebec. Quebec City will become the gateway where her pictorial writing will vibrate under the influence of speed and color. Spontaneous gestural painting then characterized Viviane Gruais. Through the lyrical abstraction of her paintings appear some flags that lead the eye to the more evocative. The sensitivity of the artist is reflected in the brightness of the colors and the richness of graphics and textures. Her works captivate the senses and nourish the soul. Paintings by Viviane Gruais are found on both continents, in temporary and permanent exhibitions, and in many private collections. The artist has also received several international art reviews for the entire of her work.