Cécile Fafard may have been strongly influenced by Paul Gauguin, for her paintings stand as a synthesis of sensation more than an exact copy of nature itself. As far as the comparison goes, one can also notice the importance of transparency in her work. About the subject, her concern is global : form, color, texture. Of a flower, per example, she brings out an imaginative and symbolic aspect that supersedes the usual realism ; the flower is a part of life in time and space. There is a spontaneous movement in her paintings that triggers the revelation of emotions. She is part of the Canadian Watercolor Society since 1994 and she has been an artist for 20 years now.